Thu, Jan 31, 2013: Confronting a Nuclear Age: The Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation Regime

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Join us for a free public lecture at 3-5pm on January 31st, 2013 in Room 044 (east end of the building in the basement) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Cesar Jaramillo


The Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation Regime

Historical account of the NPT, the three ‘pillars’ of the NPT, anomalies and criticisms of the Treaty, NPT holdouts, the disarmament/non-proliferation nexus, nuclear trade with non-NPT states parties, Nuclear Deterrence Doctrine, Nuclear ‘umbrellas’

• Jonathan Schell, The Seventh Decade (New York: Henry Holt, 2007).
• Commander Robert Green. Security Without Nuclear Deterrence. Astron Media, New Zealand, 2010.
• Olli Heinonen: Reporting from the front lines of nuclear proliferation. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Mar 2011, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p1-99p, 1 Color Photograph; DOI: 10.1177/0096340211399721
• “Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.” Wikipedia.

This lecture is part of the series Confronting a Nuclear Age which is co-sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.


Cesar Jaramillo is a Program Officer at Project Ploughshares working on the Space Security and Nuclear Disarmament programs. He manages the Space Security Index (SSI), an international research consortium focused on research and analysis of space security trends, and is managing editor of the SSI’s annual report. Cesar also leads the implementation of Ploughshares’ nuclear disarmament initiatives. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with an MA in global governance and has bachelor’s degrees in honours political science and in journalism. Prior to joining Project Ploughshares, Cesar held a fellowship at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), an international think-tank that addresses international governance challenges.

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