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Conference on : International Security and Disarmament: the Role of the Scientific Academies - 1989


Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei 6-9 June 1989


 TUESDAY 6 JUNE

  • Edoardo Amaldi (President of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei): Welcome address
  • W. K. H. Panofsky: The role of scientific Academies in national and international security
1) Deep cuts of nuclear weapons
  • M. M. May: How many nuclear weapons?
  • R. Sagdeev and A. A. Kokoshin: Radical reduction of nuclear weapons and strategic stability

WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE

General discussion: S. Kapitza, F. Calogero, R. Garwin, S. Keeny
2) Military stability in Europe: prospects of reducing and restructuring nuclear and conventional forces
2.1) Conventional forces

  • O. Amirov: Conventional arms reductions aproaches
  • J. Steinbruner
  • R. Pellat: Watch of disarmament by civil satellites
  • General discussion: A Kountsevitch, F. Calogero
2.2) Nuclear forces
  • F. Calogero: Nuclear forces in Europe
  • I. Sourbès: Role of independent nuclear forces
  • K. Gottstein: Prospects for Reducing and Restructuring Nuclear and Conventional Forces - German point of view
  • Panel: K. Gottstein, S. Kapitza, S. Keeny
  • Intereventions from the floor: P. Germain, F. Mautner-Markhof

THURSDAY 8 JUNE

3) Conversion of weapon grade fissionable material

  • E. Amaldi, U. Farinelli, C. Silvi: Conversion of weapon grade nuclear materials to civilian purposes
  • A. Jaumotte, J, van Dievoet, A. Michel: Mox fuels: the best utilization of plutonium now
  • W. K. H. Panofsky: The regime of control on fissionable materials
4) Prospects of a total ban of chemical and biological weapons
  • G. B. Marini-Bettolo: Towards the ban of chemical weapons
  • A. Kountsevitch: The perspectives for a ban of chemical weapons
  • E. Jacchia
  • S. Kapitza: The main stages of development of chemical weapons
  • J. Michalski
  • C. G. Heden: The biological weapons treaty as a catalyst for international cooperation
  • General discussion: J. Steinbrunner, S. Kapitza, C. G. Heden

FRIDAY 9 JUNE

5) Role of academic institutions in the quest for peace and disarmament

  • R. Peierls reads a paper by M. Rees on Environmental Control
  • S. Kapitza: The role of Academies
  • E. Loshchenkova: The role of Academies
  • General discussion on the opportunity of a future conference: E. Amaldi, W. K. Panofski, C. Schaerf,A. Balevski, R. Peierls, R. Garwin, P. Germain, M. M. May, F. Calogero, K. Gottstein, W. H. K. Panofsky, E. Loshchenkova

Papers tabled during the conference:

  • Extract from SIRPI yearbook 1989; world armament and disarmament
  • Report by Prof. J. P. Holden on occasion of the 17thPugwash Workshop on Nuclear Forces






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