Debate: The times are not a-changing : nuclear politics then and now

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Start date

Friday, 23 Mar 2018, 17:00

End date

Friday, 23 Mar 2018, 19:00

Dudok, Hofweg 1A, 2511 AA Den Haag

On 23 March 2018, Erasmus University Rotterdam | Department of Public Administration and Sociology will organize a podium debate in Dudok in The Hague titled: The times are not a-changing : nuclear politics then and now


Do we live in a whole new era of nuclear politics, or is there something we can learn from the past? Are the current divisions, hopes, and fears new, or have we lived through it all? Three top diplomats contemplate how the past fissures within the regime mirror those today, and what solutions can be found by looking to the past.

Debating guests

Thomas Graham Jr was involved in the negotiation of every single international arms control agreement between 1970 and 1997, and was Bill Clinton’s Special Representative for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament.

Jaap Ramaker was the Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva,  and presided over the negotiations leading to the conclusion of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

Marjolijn van Deelen  heads currently the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation department within the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Moderation by dr. Michal Onderco, Erasmus University Rotterdam | Public Administration and Sociology

More information

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