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Upcoming Events Update

Dear friends,

There have been some changes and updates to GSI’s Calendar of Events for autumn. For example, we now have secured the co-sponsorship of the Government of China for our event on outer space security, held in Conference Room 4 of the United Nations on October 15th.

Please note that an RSVP is necessary to attend some of these events. Secure your participation by contacting us today.

» Click here for a PDF version of our Autumn 2007 calendar

Global Security Institute
Upcoming Events

GSI events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Registration may be required.

September 26-27
Albert Schweitzer’s Legacy: The Dangers of Nuclear Weapons
Quinnipiac University Alumni Hall
Hampden, Connecticut
8:00 p.m.

Former President Jimmy Carter will deliver the opening address on September 26th.
Attendance by invitation only.

Former United States President Jimmy Carter will deliver the opening address (attendance by invitation only) on September 26th, and the event will culminate on September 27th with a keynote from Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute followed by a dialogue with two atomic bomb survivors: Kohta Kiya, Secretary-General of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors Network, and Hirotami Yamada, Secretary-General of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors Network.

For More Information on the Albert Schweitzer Institute: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x153.xml
For More Information on the Conference: http://calendar.quinnipiac.edu/NewEvents.aspx?id=56928
Contact: David Ives, (203) 582-3144

October 3- 7
American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section Fall Meeting
Grosvenor Hotel
London, United Kingdom

October 5
ABA Showcase Presentation with Bob Geldof (invited)
and Jonathan Granoff
Grovesnor Hotel
London
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Jonathan Granoff, Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Special Advisor to the ABA’s International Law Section Committee on National Security, will hold a special Showcase Dialogue with Bob Geldof.

Attendance by registration only

For more information, please see the ABA website: http://www.abanet.org/intlaw/fall07/home.html
October 9
“Global Conscience” Book Launch
UN Bookstore
New York
1:00 p.m.

Middle Powers Initiative Chairman Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., will launch his new book, “Global Conscience” at the United Nations Bookshop at the United Nations in New York. Senator Roche is one of the foremost experts and the prolific author of eighteen books on the intersection of ethics and politics.

For a full listing of Senator Roche’s publications and books, visit his website: http://www.douglasroche.ca/

October 10
Towards 2010: Priorities for NPT Consensus*
Conference Room 6 of the United Nations
New York
1:00-2:45 p.m.

This Middle Powers Initiative (MPI) will hold a seminar based on its analysis and recommendations published in the MPI briefing paper, “Towards 2010: Priorities for NPT Consensus.”  Senior diplomats from over 25 middle power countries, non-governmental experts and distinguished members of civil society will address the MPI recommendations for moving forward to preserve and strengthen the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Read “Towards 2010: Priorities for NPT Consensus,” at http://www.gsinstitute.org/mpi/docs/Towards_2010.pdf

For more information, visit the MPI website at: www.middlepowers.org

October 11
Security through a Nuclear Weapon-Free World* (tentative title)
Conference Room 4 of the United Nations
New York
1:15-2:45 p.m.

The Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament (PNND), the Middle Powers Initiative and the Global Security Institute will host a presentation at the United Nations in New York entitled “Security through a Nuclear Weapon-Free World”. Parliamentarians, senior diplomats and civil society experts from around the world will participate.

For more information, see the PNND website: www.pnnd.org

Reception for UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Sergio Duarte
GSI/MPI Office
675 Third Avenue (corner of 42nd street), Suite 315

From 6-8 p.m., the Global Security Institute and the Middle Powers Initiative will host a reception honoring H.E. Mr. Sergio Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and former President of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. 

Attendance by RSVP only. Business attire is required.

GSI supporters interested in attending must contact the New York office at [email protected] or +1 (646) 289-5170

October 12
PNND Global Council Meeting
GSI/MPI Office, 675 Third Avenue (corner of 42nd street), Suite 315
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Seminar featuring Senator Roméo Dallaire
GSI/MPI Office, 675 Third Avenue (corner of 42nd street), Suite 315
New York
1:15-2:45 p.m.

Reception for the PNND Council and the Middle Powers Initiative
6 p.m.

Attendance at all October 12 events is by invitation only.  

For more information, visit the PNND website or read PNND Update #18, available in English, French, Spanish and German at: www.pnnd.org .

October 15  
Exploring Cooperative Approaches to Security in Space*
Conference Room 4 of the United Nations
New York
1:15-2:45 p.m.

The Global Security Institute will co-sponsor a panel event with the Secure World Foundation, the Government of Russia, the Government of China and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Confirmed speakers include: Valery Semin, Senior Counsellor of the Russian Mission to Geneva, Ambassador Thomas Graham, Chairman of the Bipartisan Security Group, and Dr. Patricia Lewis, Director of UNIDIR.  The representative from the Chinese government is to be announced.

Read more about our partner, Secure World Foundation at: http://secureworldfoundation.org
 
October 16

Time to Take Weapons Off LoW Status
Conference Room A of the United Nations
New York
1:15-2:45 p.m.

Organized by Nuclear Flashpoints and co-sponsored by the governments of New Zealand and Sweden, speakers on this panel include Mr. Magnus Hellgren, Swedish Foreign Ministry, John Hallam of Nuclear Flashpoints and Steven Starr, contributor to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.  Rhianna Tyson of the Global Security Institute will Chair.

For more information, contact John Hallam: [email protected]

October 17
Beyond the US –Russia treaties of START/SORT
GSI/MPI Office, 675 Third Avenue (corner of 42nd street), Suite 315
New York
1:15-2:45 p.m.

The Middle Powers Initiative will host a seminar on the future of US-Russian bilateral reductions after the expiration of the Strategic Arms Reduction (START) and Strategic Offensive Arms Reductions (SORT) treaties. Senior diplomats, non-governmental experts and distinguished members of civil society will participate.

Attendance is by registration only.

October 22
“Final Frontier” Film Presentation and Dialogue at the UN*
Conference Room 4 of the United Nations
New York
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Global Security Institute and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs will co-sponsor the screening of “Final Frontier”, which highlights the issue of space weaponization from the perspective of the youth of today.  This is the second UN screening for the 14-year-old filmmakers Stephen Sotor and Trace Gaynor, who showed their film, “Genie in a Bottle: Unleashed,” at the 2005 NPT Review Conference.  Following the film, Mr. Granoff will moderate a dialogue with the filmmakers.

October 23
Strategies for Advancing Cooperative Security in Space
GSI Office, 675 Third Avenue (corner of 42nd street), Suite 315
New York
1:15-3:00 p.m.

GSI will hold an informal workshop in its New York office as a follow-on to the October 15th event on space security.  At this lunchtime, off-the-record event, senior diplomats from relevant countries will have the opportunity to strategize on various ways of moving the cooperative regime in space forward.  Dr. Craig Eisendrath (http://www.allworth.com/category_s/65.htm ), co-author of the new book, “War in Heaven: The Arms Race in Outer Space” will give the opening presentation.

Attendance is by registration only
 
October 24  
Security and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
GSI/MPI Office, 675 Third Avenue (corner of 42nd street), Suite 315
New York
1:15-2:45 p.m.

The Middle Powers Initiative will hold a private seminar on nuclear fuel cycle issues. Senior diplomats, non-governmental experts, and distinguished members of civil society will participate.

Attendance is by registration only
Friday, October 26
The Role of Legislators to Enhance the Disarmament Agenda of the UN: Focus on small arms and light weapons
GSI/MPI Office, 675 Third Avenue (corner of 42nd street), Suite 315
New York
10 AM- 1 PM
A working session co-sponsored by the Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament, the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons and Mayors for Peace,

For more information, contact Alyn Ware: +1 646 289-5170 or [email protected]

More information on Mayors for Peace can be found at: http://www.mayorsforpeace.org/.
More information on the Parliamentary Forum can be found at: http://www.parliamentaryforum.org/

November 1-4
Universal Forum of Cultures
Monterrey Forum 2007
Monterrey, Mexico

Jonathan Granoff, a Member of the World Wisdom Council, will deliver a presentation at the Council’s next Forum, held in Monterrey, Mexico.  The Forum is held every four years and is hosted by the Club of Budapest. The WWC brings together leaders from around the globe who work to constructively change the world by offering guidance for developing the individual and collective wisdom that empowers action in the local and global economic, social and ecological environment. Other Members of the WWC include Dr. Jane Goodall and Nobel Laureates Mikhail Gorbachev and Wangari Maathai.

More information can be found at: http://www.monterreyforum2007.org/?lang=en

More Information on the World Wisdom Council can be found at: http://www.clubofbudapest.org/wwc.php

November 30
Fortune Forum Summit 2007
The Royal Courts of Justice
London, United Kingdom

Former United States Vice-President Al Gore will give the keynote address at the 2nd Annual Fortune Forum. As a Senior Advisor to the Forum, Jonathan Granoff will play an active role in this year’s Forum event.

For more information about the Forum: http://www.fortuneforum.org/the-event.htm

December 13-15
8th Annual Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates
Campodiglio
Rome, Italy

The 8th Annual Summit of the Nobel Laureates and Laureate Organizations will be held at the Campodiglio in Rome.  The theme, “The Next Generation,” will focus on today’s youth.  This will be Jonathan Granoff’s sixth active participation in the Nobel Summits, where he represents the Nobel Laureate organization, the International Peace Bureau.
For more information, please visit www.nobelforpeace.org

Attendance is by registration only.

* Please note that for public events held in the UN, a UN Visitor’s Pass must be obtained. Please contact the New York Office for more information

For more information or to register for the Global Security Institute, Middle Powers Initiative or Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament events, please contact the New York Office at 646-289-5170 or via e-mail at [email protected]