Roundtable on “Science Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Nuclear Challenges”
Moderator: Maria Rentetzi (FAU, Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies)
November 29, 2022
Venue: JOSEPHS https://josephs-innovation.de/wp/
Deep transformations of international relationships together with the rapid evolution of innovations are leading to renewed geopolitical rivalries and fragmentation. At the same time, the terrifying prospect of a nuclear conflict makes the use of nuclear military technologies and even the function of nuclear power plants real threats. Understanding the rationale and implications of specifically the current nuclear challenges as well as the role of international organizations such as the IAEA and the OECD-NEA in preserving peace is the topic of this roundtable.
The roundtable on “Science Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Nuclear Challenges ” is organized by the ERC Consolidator Grant “Living with Radiation” (HRP-IAEA grant no.770548) in collaboration with the chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. It is one of the three roundtables that form a workshop on technology and science diplomacy in an age of digital sovereignty and nuclear threat which is collaboratively organized by the Jean Monnet Chair on Technology and Science Diplomacy for European Sovereignty (TechDip) held at UPM; the chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in collaboration with the ERC Consolidator Grant “Living with Radiation” (HRP-IAEA grant no.770548); the Technology Diplomacy and International Cooperation Community of EELISA European University.
We envision this workshop as the starting point of a university Certificate on Technology and Science Diplomacy jointly administered by the three aforementioned partners.
Session 3 (Tuesday, the 29th November 2022, from 10:00 to 12:00)
Roundtable on “Science diplomacy and the nuclear challenge ”
Moderator: Maria Rentetzi (FAU, Chair for Science, Technology and Gender Studies)
Jochen Ahlswede, Head of Directorate-General, Research and International Cooperation, Germany’s Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management
Casimiro Vizzini, Science Diplomacy Advisor
Antonella Di Trapani, Leader of Nuclear Education Activities, OECD- Nuclear Energy Agency
Kapil Patil, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
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