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FORUM. Dr. Waheguru Pal Sidhu | Ukraine and Nuclear Dangers

  • Friday, June 14, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • ZOOM


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Dr. Waheguru Pal Sidhu | Ukraine and Nuclear Dangers


FORUM. is a series of monthly discussions on timely topics in conflict resolution. All FORUM. events are free for ACR-GNY members. Join now!


Dr. Waheguru Pal Sidhu will explore the profound nuclear dangers posed by Russia's latest invasion of Ukraine, highlighting four critical risks. First, the potential use of nuclear weapons poses a grave threat, whether through deliberate action, misunderstanding, or accident, breaking a seven-decade taboo. Second, arms control efforts may be irreversibly damaged, with the US, Russia, and China unlikely to engage in future agreements regardless of the war's outcome. Third, the invasion undermines non-proliferation efforts, as Russia's violation of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum may encourage nuclear-armed states to retain their arsenals and others to seek them. Lastly, the threat to civilian nuclear power plants, exemplified by the unprecedented seizure of Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia by Russian troops, raises significant safety concerns. This talk will address these contemporary challenges to the international regime for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as efforts to overcome them.

The discussion will be moderated by ACR-GNY President-elect Nick Pozek.

Dr. Waheguru Pal Singh (W.P.S.) Sidhu is Clinical Professor and directs the United Nations (UN) Specialization at the Center for Global Affairs, School of Professional Studies (SPS), New York University.

Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern Time)
Cost: ACR-GNY Members attend for free; Non-members attend for $20 (scholarships available)

Location: Virtual via ZOOM

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