Seminar: Dr Rebecca Johnson, "Dealing with doctrines: time to outlaw nuclear weapon use?"

Past Event

05 November 2009, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Dr Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London.

Summary: To stand any chance of getting near to zero, nuclear weapons must be marginalised in military and security doctrines. That means creating international norms and, if feasible, agreements that until nuclear weapons are universally prohibited by treaty, their use will be treated as a crime against humanity. Dr Johnson considers how the problems of doctrine and use could be addressed.