Why we should eliminate nuclear weapons? An open lecture with Gareth Evans Thursday October 4th.



An open lecture organized by the Atomic Bomb Exhibition partners, by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans(http://www.gevans.org/), Co-Chair of International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND), Convenor of Asia Pacific Leadership Network on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) and former Foreign Minister of Australia, Thursday October 4, at 12:00 in “Súlnasalur” hall in Hotel Saga.

In his lecture Gareth Evans will address the issue of nuclear disarmament as one of the most important challenges of modern times. Evans discusses the current international discourse on nuclear weapons and disarmament negotiations from the perspective of international and regional organizations, such as the European Union, and the role of small states in disarmament. A clear agenda with obtainable goals needs to be established to reduce the distribution of nuclear weapons and destroy the ones that exist. There are at least 22,000 nuclear warheads still in existence, with a combined destructive capability of around 150,000 Hiroshima or Nagasaki sized bombs. 

The lecture is in English and open to all. 

Ólafur Þ. Harðarson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at University of Iceland will moderate the event.

This lecture is part of the Atomic Bomb Exhibition: www.hirosimanagasaki.is now on display at the University of Iceland: