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The Resurgent Chemical Weapons Threat: Current Challenges to the Chemical Weapons Convention
November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
The chemical weapons nonproliferation regime is at a crossroads. Chemical weapons have made a comeback with deadly nerve agents being used by Russia, Syria, and North Korea against perceived “enemies of the state.” Join a distinguished panel of international experts in a discussion about how to restore the taboo against the use of chemical weapons and how the organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) can prevent the further misuse of chemistry.
Dr. Stefano Costanzi is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at American University in Washington DC.
Dr. Malcolm Dando is a Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellow in the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford in the UK.
Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders is an independent researcher/consultant on disarmament and security based in France.
The event will be moderated by Dr. Gregory D. Koblentz, Associate Professor and Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Please visit the Schar School website for more information: The Resurgent Chemical Weapons Threat: Current Challenges to the Chemical Weapon Convention.