XIV international Amaldi Conference on problems of global security

27-29 April 2002

Certosa di Pontignano (Siena)




Saturday, 27 April


  9.00         Opening Remarks:  Edoardo Vesentini


                   Non-proliferation and anti-terrorism

                   Chair:  Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky

  9.15          The Technical Opportunities for a Sub-national Group to Acquire Nuclear Weapons

                   Al Narath (USA)

  9.40         Discussion

10.00         The State of Nuclear Materials, Protection, Controls and Accounting

                   U.S., Russia and Europe

                   Annette Shaper (Germany)

10.45         Coffee break

11.15          Pakistan and India

                   Pervez Hoodbhoy (Pakistan)

                   S. Rajagopal (India)

12.15          Discussion

13.00         Lunch

                   The Posture of Nuclear Weapons

                   Chair:  Francesco Calogero

15.00         Prospects for Comprehensive Reductions of Nuclear Weapons Inventories,

                   Spurgeon M. Keeny (USA)

15.45         The Role of European Nuclear Weapons

                   Camille Grand (France)

16.15          Chinese Nuclear Weapons and Their Role in Global Security

                   Hu Side (China)

17.00         Coffee break

17.30         Summary: The Evolving Nuclear Postures and their Relation to Control of Proliferation

                   Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky (USA)

18.00         Discussion

Sunday, 28 April



Chemical and biological/bacteriological weapons.

Chair: Brian Heap

  9.00         Modelling epidemic spread and countermeasure: a tool to assist emergency planning and response

                   Charles R. Penn (UK)

  9.40         Discussion

10.00         The risk of chemical and biological terrorism, discussing chemical disarmament in relation with the risk

                   Armand Lattes (France)

10.40         Discussion

11.00         Coffee break

                   Chair: Sergio Carrà

11.30                   Developing and maintaining resilience to Chemical and Biological Terrorism: detection, protection and medical countermeasures.

Peter Blain (U.K.)

12.10         Discussion

13.00         Lunch

                   Chair: Sergio Carrà

15.00         Elements of the CWC and the BWC addressing the risk of chemical and biological terrorism

                   Thilo Marauhn (Germany)

15.40                  Discussion

16.00         Verification of compliance with Biological Weapons Arms Control agreements

                   David Kelly (UK)

16.40                  Discussion

17.00         Coffee break

Chair: Brian Heap

17.30         The CWC: a seed of world governance?

                   Ian Kenyon (U.K.)

18.10         Discussion

18.30         General discussion session


Monday, 29 April


Racism, Xenophobia, Migrations and Ethnic Conflicts


                   Chair: Massimo Livi Bacci

  9.00         Genetic variation within and among major human groups

                   Guido Barbujani (Italy)

  9.40         Discussion

10.00         The origins of war

                   Henry de Lumley (France)

10.40         Discussion

11.00         Coffee break

11.30         Problems of minorities and migration policies

Annemarie von Hammerstein Dupré (Italy)

12.10         Discussion

13.00         Lunch

Chair: Carlo Schaerf

15.00         Ethno-religious and territorial conflicts in Israel/Palestine: a demographic perspective

Sergio Della Pergola (Israel)

15.30         Discussion

16.00         The influence of the debate among the Muslim leadership on European Islam: the Belgo-European case

                   André Deruyttere (Belgium)


16.30         Coffee break

17.00         Terrorism and substate violence: the ethnic, religious and political roots of terrorism

                   Catherine MacArdle Kelleher (USA) and Alessandro Silj (Italy)

18.00         Discussion

                   Chair: Edoardo Vesentini

18.30                  The contribution of Academies to the problems of global security

Giorgio Salvini (Italy)

19.00         Future prospects and closing of the conference

                   Edoardo Vesentini (Italy)