GSI Upcoming Events

Our planet is in danger. Thousands of nuclear weapons are pointed at the world’s major cities, ready to be launched in minutes. The continued existence of over 25,000 nuclear weapons present an unacceptable risk to humanity.

But there’s something we can do about it. The Global Security Institute (GSI) is working with governments, NGOs, the United Nations, committed celebrities and parliamentarians the world over to advance the goal of a nuclear weapons-free world. Join GSI at the United Nations* for a week of special events to hear what can be done.

1.Towards a Nuclear Weapon-Free World

 
   

Special book promotion event: “Towards a Nuclear Weapons-Free World,” edited by Manpreet Sethi , published by the Centre for Air Power Studies and Kalpana Shukla.

The book, which will be on sale, features the presentations made at the 2008 high-level conference in New Delhi commemorating the Rajiv Gandhi Plan to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, including presentations by Prime Minister Singh, Vice President Ansari, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, UN High Representative Sergio Duarte, GSI President Jonathan Granoff, former MPI Chairman Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., and others.

 
 

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

WHERE: UN Bookstore, United Nations, New York

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 1:15- 2:45

Featuring brief remarks by:

  • UN High Representative for Disarmament Mr. Sergio Duarte
  • H.E. Mr. M.S. Puri, Acting Permanent Representative of India
  • Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Powers Initiative and
  • Mr. Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute

For more information, contact Ms. Rhianna Tyson, GSI: [email protected]
+1 (646) 289-5170

2. “Progressive Initiatives”

 

Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia

 
   

Special panel event co-sponsored by the Government of Austria and the Middle Powers Initiative.

Featuring presentations by:

  • Hon. Gareth Evans of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
  • GSI Board Member Christie Brinkley
  • Hideo Hiraoka , Member of the Japanese Diet
     
     

    Christie Brinkley

  • Ambassador Henrik Salander, Chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative

WHERE: Conference Room 1 , United Nations, New York

WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 1:15- 2:45 PM

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

3. “Voices of Experience”

 

UN High Representative
Sergio Duarte

 
   

Panel event co-sponsored by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

Featuring presentations by:

  • UN High Representative Sergio Duarte
  • UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas
  • Former Under-Secretary General Nobuyasu Abe
  • Former Under-Secretary General Jayantha Dhanapala
  • Chaired by GSI President Jonathan Granoff

WHERE: Conference Room 1 , United Nations, New York

WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2009, 1:15- 2:45 PM

For more information, contact Ms. Rhianna Tyson, GSI: [email protected] +1 (646) 289-5170

 
 

Michael Douglas

4. “The Role of Parliamentarians in Advancing a Nuclear Weapons-Free World”

Panel and Roundtable Event sponsored by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.

 

US Congressman
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)

 
   

Featuring presentations by:

  • Congressman Dennis Kucinich, US Congress (invited)
  • Bill Kidd, MSP, Scotland
  • Mayra Gomez, PNND Program Officer
  • Hideo Hiraoka, MP, Japan
  • Chaired by Alyn Ware, PNND Global Coordinator

WHERE: United Nations, Conference Room D, New York

WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2009, 1:15- 2:45 PM

For more information, contact Ms. Rhianna Tyson, GSI: [email protected]
+1 (646) 289-5170

**Due to UN security measures, you must register for these events if you do not have a UN grounds pass. Contact the GSI New York office to get your name on the security list by April 29.