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  • 1.   in partnership with INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE“Nuclear Weapons and International Security in the 21st Century” PROGRAM 8 November 2012 Location: MGIMO University of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Moscow, 76 Vernadsky Ave. (new building)
  • 2. 9:00-9:30 Registration9:30-10:00 Conference Opening Igor S. IVANOV, President, Russian International Affairs Council, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dmitry O. ROGOZIN, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Richard BURT, U.S. Chair of Global Zero, former Chief Negotiator, Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START-1, 1991), United States Artem V. MALGIN, Vice-rector, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation10:00-11:15 Session 1 Russian-American mutual nuclear deterrence as the basis for strategic stability: are there alternatives? Topics  What are the conditions that could make it possible to renounce Russian-American mutual nuclear deterrence as the basis for strategic stability?  New perception of strategic stability for the 21st century Moderator: Sergey B. BRILYOV, TV anchorman, Deputy Director of Special Projects, “Russia” TV Channel Discussion Participants Sergey A. RYABKOV, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Richard BURT, U.S. Chair of Global Zero, former Chief Negotiator, Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START-1, 1991), United States Vladimir Z. DVORKIN, Senior Researcher, Center for 2
  • 3. International Security Studies, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, General11:15-11:45 Coffee Break11:45-13:00 Discussion of the Global Zero Commission’s report on nuclear policies Moderator: Bruce G. BLAIR, Co-Founder, Global Zero Discussion Participants: John SHEEHAN, former Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Command, former Supreme Allied Commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, General Victor I. YESIN, Senior Researcher, Center for Military- Industrial Policy Studies, Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Science, Colonel General13:00-14:00 Lunch14:00-15:15 Session 2 Prospects of Russian-American cooperation in international security, nuclear disarmament and BMD Topics  Preliminary results of Russian-American cooperation in nuclear weapons limitation and reduction: a balance of success and failure.  Barriers in reaching an agreement on BMD issues: political, military technical, psychological. Is it real to overcome them? Moderator: James BLITZ, Defense and Diplomatic Editor, the Financial Times Discussion Participants: Anatoly I. ANTONOV, Deputy Minister of Defense, Russian Federation 3
  • 4. Sergey M. ROGOV, Director, Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Steven PIFER, Director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, former US ambassador John SHEEHAN, former Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Command, former Supreme Allied Commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, General15:15-15:45 Coffee Break15:45-17:45 Session 3 Multilateral nuclear disarmament: ways to achieve the goal Topics  Could nuclear weapons arsenals of third countries affect the stability of Russian-American bilateral deterrence? Could they influence the stability in foreseeable future?  What are possible conditions and format for engaging other nuclear states in Russian-American negotiations on nuclear disarmament? Moderator: Margarita SIMONYAN, Editor-in-chief, “Russia Today” TV channel Discussion Participants: Vladimir L. LEONTIEV, Deputy director, Security and Disarmament Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Richard BURT, U.S. Chair of Global Zero, former Chief Negotiator, Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START-1, 1991), United States James BLITZ, Defense and Diplomatic Editor, the Financial Times Paul QUILES, Minister of Defense (1985-1986), Minister of Interior and Public Security (1992-1993), France Mahmud DURRANI, former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ambassador of the Republic of Pakistan to the United States (2006-2008) 4
  • 5. Shlomo BEN AMI, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2000-2001), Minister of National Security (1999-2000), Israel17:45-18:15 Coffee Break18.15-19.45 Session 4 International cooperation in countering nuclear terrorism and nuclear weapons proliferation Topics  Is further nuclear weapons proliferation inevitable? Could the international community halt the process?  Are international institutions and mechanisms capable of standing up to such threats as nuclear weapons proliferation and nuclear terrorism? Reasons for the failure to enhance the efficiency of these institutions or to set up new ones. Moderator: Anton V. KHLOPKOV, Director, Center for Energy and Security Studies, Editor-in-Chief of the Nuclear Club Journal Discussion Participants: Grigory V. BERDENNIKOV, Ambassador-at-Large, Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation Anatoly E. SAFONOV, Vice President, Rusatom Overseas Co., Colonel General Steven PIFER, Director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, former US ambassador Shlomo BEN AMI, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2000-2001), Minister of National Security (1999-2000), Israel Seyed Hossein MOUSAVIAN, Head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council (1997-2005)19:45-20:00 Closing Ceremony Richard BURT, U.S. Chair of Global Zero, former Chief Negotiator, Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START-1, 1991), United States Igor S. IVANOV, President, Russian International Affairs Council, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences 5
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