Schedule

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Morning

1. Welcome

  • Brief introduction of the program, the camera team and the blog
  • Tour de table
  • Identification of 5 groups to report on daily activities

2. Panel: Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons

  • Introduction of panel and topic by Moderator, Mr Fabian Stricker
  • Mr Klaus Renoldner – International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
  • Mr Bernhard Schneider – Austrian Red Cross (ÖRK)
  • Mr Markus Woltran – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • Q&A

3. Nuclear issues in the news

  • Mr Peter Rickwood, Atomic Reporters

 

Afternoon

4. Outcomes of the Preparatory Commission for the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC)

  • Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, Director of the Department for Disarmament Issues in the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
  • Mr Ronald Sturm, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Morning

1. Visit to the Vienna International Center (VIC)

  • Mr Jill Cooley – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Mr Malcolm Crick – United Nations Scientific Committee for the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

 

Afternoon

2. Banning nuclear tests

  • Mr Jean du Preez – Preparatory Commission to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Prep Com)

3. Nuclear arms reductions

  • Ms Elena Sokova – Executive Director at the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)
  • Mr Nikolai Sokov – Senior Fellow at the VCDNP

4. Panel at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the international organizations in Vienna

  • The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)
  • Japanese energy challenges and policy
  • Japan’s role in the international safeguards regime

 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Morning

1. Visit to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)/ UNSC Res. 1540

  • Ms Florence Le Clézio – General presentation on the OSCE
  • Forum on Security Co-operation (FSC) (weekly meeting on military issues)
  • Mr Mathew Geertsen on the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre

 

Afternoon

2. Global consumption and production patterns and the role of nuclear energy

  • Mr Wolfgang Kromp, former Head of the Institute of Safety and Risk Sciences (ISR) of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

3. The nuclear program of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Mr Hamad Alkaabi, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

4. Fukushima: how and why it occurred

  • Mr Nikolaus Müllner, Senior Scientist at the ISR of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Morning

1. Nuclear Security

  • Mr Pierre Legoux, World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) Head of Programmes
  • Ms Brunelle Battistella, WINS Academy Project Manager

2. Lecture on nuclear fusion technology and research

  • Mr Harald Weber, Emeritus professor at the Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics (ATI) of the Vienna University of Technology

Afternoon

3. Trip to the decommissioned Atomic Power Plant Zwentendorf

 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Morning

1. Visit to the the Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics (ATI) of the Vienna University of Technology

  • Mr Hartmut Abele on Quantum Physics
  • Mr Helmut Böck on the ATI-TU-Triga Mark Reactor II
  • Tours around the research reactor

 

Afternoon

2. Panel: US nuclear diplomacy / U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE)

  • Introduction of panel and topic by Moderator,  Mr Clemens Binder
  • Ms Cynthia Jones – Nuclear Safety Attaché
  • Mr Tennie Olney – Political officer covering IAEA Safeguards issues
  • Mr Erik Martini – Political officer covering CTBT and disarmament/arms control issues

3. Panel on the Iranian nuclear program

  • Introduction of panel and topic by Moderator, Mr Dominik Rastinger
  • Mr Hakan Akbulut – Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip)
  • Mr Martin Senn – Department of Political Science at University of Innsbruck
  • Ms Gudrun Harrer – Der Standard

4. Presentation of blog entries and résumée

5. Concluding remarks and drinks

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