Council for Strategic Affairs

Council for Strategic Affairs

Strategic Affairs Distinguished Lecture: “Universal Nuclear Disarmament and the Risk of Nuclear War”

About this event

    • 1 hour 30 minutes

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Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Time: 10.00 AM EST (Washington D.C.) | 8:30 PM IST
(New Delhi)

Location: Online

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You are cordially invited to Strategic Affairs Roundtable 
Universal Nuclear Disarmament and the Risk of Nuclear War, Sat., Feb 25th 2023, 10 AM EST; 8.30 PM IST 

Distinguished Panelists 
Prof. Reshmi Kazi

Dr. A. Adityanjee, President
Council for Strategic Affairs

About the Lecture 

The risk of a nuclear war has increased since the war in Ukraine. There are mixed signals coming from Russia about possible use of nuclear weapons. A nuclear conflict involving less than 3% of the world’s stockpiles could kill a third of the world’s population within two years, according to a new international study led by scientists at Rutgers University. A larger nuclear conflict between Russia and the United States could kill three-fourths of the world’s population in the same timeframe, according to this recent research study. The need for universal nuclear disarmament is very timely under the current geopolitical scenario. Professor Reshmi Kazi specializes in nuclear disarmament and will enlighten our audience on this important subject.

About the Distinguished Speaker

Professor Reshmi Kazi is serving as faculty and full professor at Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Jamia Millia Islamia. She was Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Her area of expertise includes India’s nuclear weapon policy, nuclear non-proliferation studies, nuclear security, nuclear terrorism and global nuclear disarmament. Also follow issues related to bio-terrorism and chemical terrorism and have written and published on these issues.

Education – Doctorate Degree from the Disarmament Division, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Current Project – Assessing the Standards of Nuclear Security: A Critical Evaluation

Area of Specialization – Doctoral thesis is on Evolution of India’s Nuclear Doctrine: A Study of Political, Economic and Technological Dimensions. Earlier worked as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. During this period she worked on a project titled Weapons of Mass Destruction in South Asia, which was funded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). In IDSA published a monograph titled “Nuclear Terrorism: The New Terror of the 21st Century”

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