GSI Event Calendar: Autumn 2009

Dear friends,

The Global Security Institute is pleased to invite you to several substantive programs hosted by the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and Middle Powers Initiative. Please contact us no later than October 7 to ensure that your name is on the appropriate security list. Please note that each event is held in a different venue, and different restrictions may apply.


Secretary-General Ban delivering his
Five Point Proposal
October 24, 2008


Monday, October 12:
“Advancing the UN Secretary-General’s Five Point Plan for Nuclear Disarmament”

Sponsored by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

Four distinguished parliamentarians report on initiatives that advance the UN Secretary-General’s agenda for a nuclear weapons-free world.



Uta Zapf, MdB

Uta Zapf MP – Chair of the German Parliament Sub-committee on Disarmament and Arms Control

Mikyung Lee MP – Secretary-General of the South Korean Democratic Party

Senator Tadashi Inuzuka – Member of Parliament representing Nagasaki, Japan

Rep Dennis Kucinich – US Congress

Chaired by Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute

Time: 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Venue: 866 UN Plaza, 1st floor

For more information contact Rhianna Tyson Kreger, Senior Officer: +1 (646) 289-5170; [email protected]

Tuesday, October 13: “Defining Success at the NPT Review Conference”

Sponsored by the Middle Powers Initiative and the Government of Switzerland


Susan Burk


Speakers: Swiss Ambassador Jürg Streuli, Swiss Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

US Ambassador Susan Burk, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation

Mexican Ambassador Pablo Macedo, Director-General for United Nations, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chaired by Ambassador Henrik Salander, MPI Chairman

Time: 1:00 – 2:45 pm (Lunch served at 12:30)
Venue: Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations
633 Third Avenue (between 40th and 41st streets)
29th Floor

For more information, contact Jim Wurst, Program Director: +1 (646) 289-5170; [email protected]

Wednesday, October 14: “Strengthening Space Security”

Sponsored by GSI and the Government of Canada


Dr. John Steinbruner and Dr. Nancy Gallagher will present their report of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, “Reconsidering the Rules for Space Security.”

Mr. Cesar Jaramillo will also present the 2009 edition of Space Security Index, a publication of Project Ploughshares.

GSI Senior Officer Rhianna Tyson Kreger will chair.

Time: 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Venue: Conference Room 6, United Nations

Details are subject to change. To confirm you have the most updated information, contact the Global Security Institute at: (646) 289-5170 unless otherwise noted.