A Semester-Long Seminar Series
Whither US-Russia Nuclear Arms Control?
Tuesday, October 6; 12noon-1:30pm
Invitation INES Webinar on Weapons in Space – Challenges to Peace and Security 12 October, 16:00 – 17:30 CEST With: Prof. Jürgen Scheffran (University of Hamburg, Germany) Prof. em. Dave Webb (Leeds Beckett University, U.K.) Subrata Ghoshroy (MIT, USA) Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__s5nreJXQQKp0p9q-bbTXw Introduction: When President Trump established the U.S. Space Force December, 2019, he said that it marked “a big moment” and that there was “going to be a lot of things happening in space. Because space is the world’s … Continue reading →
September 19th, 2020 | 11:00 am – 17:00 pm |
De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago we have lived under the threat of nuclear annihilation. This omnicidal power and the outrageous amount of resources spent on it is unacceptable, especially at a time where climate change is challenging our survival. The COVID-19 pandemic and the recession which will follow, teach lessons we must embrace to overcome the existential threats of the 21st century: nuclear war and global warming. Continue reading →
Here is the link to the video from yesterday’s event. There were more than 50 people, mostly MIT students. We were thrilled.
Dear friends and colleagues I’m writing to let you know about Scientists for Global Responsibility’s latest in-depth report – which I’ve attached as a pdf. It’s called: ‘Irresponsible Science? How the fossil fuel and arms industries finance professional engineering and science organisations’ SGR_IrresponsibleScience.pdf The report was published earlier this month and received coverage in, for example, ‘The Sunday Times’.* It reveals an extensive pattern of financial links between the arms and fossil fuel industries on the one hand, and some … Continue reading →
INES launched on August 9th, 2019 a Statement on the 74th Anniversary of Dropping the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and NagasakiContinue reading →
A little over two weeks ago, India successfully test-fired an interceptor rocket that shot down a live satellite. In a surprise television address, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, then triumphantly declared that India was now the fourth country to acquire the ability to shoot down satellites, after the United States, Russia, and China. The test’s success clearly demonstrates the advancement of India’s military capabilities in outer space. But how much of an advancement is it, in reality? In terms of … Continue reading →
MIT, Bldg 56, room 114, Enter thru Bldg 66 at 25 Ames St. (Kendall Square T stop)
Seit Wochen demonstrieren und streiken weltweit hunderttausende junger Menschen für ihre Zukunft, den Klimaschutz und den Erhalt unserer natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen. Dieses Anliegen der Initiative Fridays for Future unterstützen inzwischen mehr als 23.000 WissenschaftlerInnen aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. In der Stellungnahme von Scientists for Future erklären sie: „Nur wenn wir rasch und konsequent handeln, können wir die Erderwärmung begrenzen, das Massenaussterben von Tier- und Pflanzenarten aufhalten, die natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen bewahren und eine lebenswerte Zukunft für derzeit lebende und kommende Generationen gewinnen.“
Weiterlesen auf: http://natwiss.de/abruestung-fuer-klimaschutz/
A 1 day conference held at London Birkbeck University, Saturday 10 November 2018 by Dave Webb This was a timely and important conference which followed closely media reports on the ways in which technology may change the nature of the way in which war will be fought in the future. For example, the Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/future-war-robot-soldiers-enhanced-humans-space-gene-editing-ministry-of-defence-a8583621.html) reported on a Ministry of Defence report predicted that robot soldiers and ‘enhanced’ humans will fight future wars, and technological advances will see new frontiers … Continue reading →