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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary

Events 2009


Alyn Ware (New Zealand - Aotearoa)
Source: www.rightlivelihood.org

Is global zero possible? The future of nuclear disarmament.

Public event at the German Parliament on December 15th, 2009, 17:30.

Speech and discussion with Alyn Ware, coordinator of Parlamentarians for Non-Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and Right Livelihood Laureate 2009.
Initiated by INES, IALANA and IPPNW.
Paul-Löbe-Haus, Konrad Adenauer-Str. 1, Entrance west, room PLH 4400

German members of the PNND are invited as well as Xanthe Hall (IPPNW), Peter Becker (IALANA), Reiner Braun (INES) and Monika Griefahn (Right Livelihood Foundation).

For participation it is mandatory to register! Please contact Uta Zapf, Member of the Bundestag at utazapfbundestagde


December 13, 2009

Successful INES workshop "Climate Change and Conflicts - the danger of future wars".


Climate change will increase the appearance of floods and draughts and will force millions of people to flee from their homes. We will experience more conflicts about farmland, water and food. According to the UN 20 million people were made homeless because of climate related disasters in 2008. We need to find social, just and responsible solutions. The money used for weapons of mass destruction and warfare need to be rededicated to social and sustainable development.

250 people in the biggest hall were attending the meeting.


INES at the Klimaforum, Kopenhagen

Please find below the presentations and speeches with the analytic and strategic arguments of the three INES speakers.

The alternative to war are climate protection, disarmament and peaceful conflict solution strategies. War is never a solution. Military activities aggravate the problems of climate change. We need disarmament for development.


Dr. Joachim Spangenberg, Vice Chairman of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute Germany e.V. (SERI).

Presentation: Spangenberg_Climate_&_Conflict_CPH_-_copyright_checked.ppt (4M)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran, Institute for Geography in the KlimaCampus of University Hamburg. He leads the Research Group Climate Change and Security.

Presentation: Scheffran_Copenhagen_Dec13.pdf (4M)

Recording of Prof. Jürgen Scheffran, Hamburg, Germany. (23:46).
Source: www.arnehansen.net

Prof. Dr. Claus Montonen, INES treasurer and Professor for theoretical physics at the University of Helsinki/Finland.

Presentation: Environmental impact of military activities: CPHworkshop09-CM.ppt (100K)

Recording of Prof. Claus Montonen, Finland. (23:46).
Source: www.arnehansen.net

Trine Pertou Mach, Head of Actionaid Denmark and TFF Associate - Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

Facilitators: Reiner Braun, INES, Germany & Lene Junker, No to war, Denmark

For details on the program visit: www.klimaforum09.org/Programme



7.-18. 12. 2009 at the DGI-Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Klimaforum09 is your climate summit, the global civil society counterpart of the official UN conference in the Bella Center.
While the UN conference will be a platform for political decision making, Klimaforum09 gathers citizens from all corners of the world to create a socially just and sustainable future.
Read on


United Nations Climate Change Conference COP15

December 7. - 18, 2009 Copenhagen, Denmark


Symposium on Energy, Climate Change and Global Food Security.

4. December 2009 Copenhagen
H.C. Ørsted Institute of the University of Copenhagen

Prof. Jürgen Scheffran will represent INES.

See report: Pugwash4-12-09-Report.pdf (55K)


Abandonment of military research

(Press talk and public lecture in German)
Verzicht auf Militärforschung - Herausforderung und Chance.

Pressegespräch und Veranstaltung mit Subrata Ghoshroy, US-Wissenschaftler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


1. Dezember 2009

Pressegespräch am 11:00 im KIT / Uni Karlsruhe, UStA (Bespr.raum), Foyer der Mensa
Öffentlicher Vortrag: 17.30 Uhr, KIT, Uni Karlsruhe, Bau-Ing.-Hörsaal Geb. 10.50

Rüstungsforschung ist wieder in aller Munde: die Ausweitung ist sowohl im Koalitionsvertrag der neuen Bundesregierung als auch im Lissabon Vertrag der EU vorgesehen. An den Universitäten nimmt sie zu. In den USA ist sie tagtägliche, tödliche Normalität. Die Gefahren der Militarisierung öffentlichen Lebens und öffentlich geförderter Forschung sollen durch einen kompetenten Referenten, der aus der Rüstungsforschung ausstieg (Whistleblower) und in der Wissenschaft für den Frieden forscht, aufgezeigt werden.

Weiterlesen: KIT Hintergrund

Sonderseite zu KIT: www.gew-bw.de/Sonderseite_zu_KIT.html

Climate Change, Social Stress and Violent Conflict

State of the Art and Research Needs

19.-20. November 2009, Hamburg,Germany

International Conference, KlimaCampus at Hamburg University

Conference papers will be published.

Call for papers: Conference_Climate_Conflict_Call_for_Papers.pdf (31K)

For further information please visit
or contact contact Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran, Research Group Climate Change and Security, KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg, juergenscheffranzmawde


Rolling back militarism: a task for the global movement.

International Peace Bureau Annual Conference
14.-18. November, Georgetown University, Washington DC/USA

The conference is co-organized with Peace Action, America's largest grassroots peace network. This event is an invitation to engage in a strategic process, to examine our campaigning priorities and options, to explore new ways to challenge the militarism we see around us, and to build international connections and partnerships. The programme includes a central conference (14.-15.11.) and a day-seminar on military spending (17.11.), plus the annual IPB Council meeting and a planning session for the NPT Review next May. It will also be the occasion for the award of the IPB's annual  *Sean MacBride Peace Prize*.

INES Campaign Director and IPB Board member Reiner Braun will give a view from Europe on "The war in Afghanistan/Pakistan - How to get out." The discussion panel includes Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy studies; Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action and others.

For further information please visit: www.ipb.org
or contact Colin Archer at mailboxipborg

Reaching Nuclear Disarmament - the Role of Civil Society in Strengthening the NPT

International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament

6.-8. November 2009, Stockholm,Sweden

The conference constitutes an arena for civil society organizations, politicians and professionals to meet in preparation for the 2010 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

For further information and registration go to http://nucleardisarmament.se/club/page/public/index/7472

Climate Emergency Copenhagen Public Forum

South Camden Community School, Charrington St, London/UK

Dr. Stuart Parkinson, SGR's Executive Director, will be speaking in the second session on green jobs, focusing on the shift from the military industrial economy to the low carbon economy.

Round Table Plenaries:

  • 10% cuts by end 2010: the case for emergency action
  • Green Jobs Now - a million climate jobs by end 2010?
  • Decarbonising our transport fast - the way ahead
  • Copenhagen, the deal we need and the deal we're likely to get

Organised by the Campaign Against Climate Change


Matching analytical sensitivities with proliferation signature concentrations in the environment.

Workshop by the Independent Group of Scientific Experts on the detection of clandestine nuclear-weapons-usable materials production (iGSE)

2.-4. November 2009, Vienna, Austria

The workshop is the culmination of the iGSE efforts of the last two years, during which several smaller workshops on specialised aspects of the remote detection problem were held.

This next workshop will encompass all major topics: the formation and emission of tracers for nuclear-weapons-usable materials at the production site (HEU as well as Pu), their transport through the atmosphere and environment, and technologies for their measurement and classification. Accordingly, the four main sessions will be:

  1. Signatures of uranium conversion and enrichment
  2. Signatures of plutonium production
  3. Tracer concentrations in the environment
  4. Measurement technology and sensitivity

Read on

The INESPE Lecture Series on the Social Responsibility of Engineers and Scientists


Seventh Lecture: Prof. Luis Radford

"Mathematics, knowing and being:
Is there a way out of the individualist self of modernity?"

Auditorium 001, Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Lautrupvang 2B, DK-2750 Ballerup.

The late Middle-Ages and early Renaissance witnessed the emergence of a new conception of the self. One distinctive trait of this new conception was an emphasis on self-making. Such an individualistic conception served to build the modern idea of what a person should be. Within the spectacular growth of Renaissance trade and commerce, mathematics lost (some of) the aristocratic ethical value with which Plato endowed it to become, in the hands of merchants and business men, a tool to pursue the quest of personal interests. But the sphere of actions and implications of mathematics was not limited to the construction of new identities. Mathematics also played a role in the formation of a new idea of nature.

Read on

German Physical Society Conference (in German)
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft


Berlin, 24.-25. October 2009

Forschen – erkennen – handeln

Verantwortung von Wissenschaft und Forschung in einer globalisierten Welt
Further information

International working conference "No to war - No to NATO"

16.-18. October 2009, Berlin

16.10.09: Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin, Niederkirchnerstr. 3-5, 10117 Berlin
17.+18.10.09: Naturschutzbund (NABU), Charitestrasse 3, 10117 Berlin

See attached: Invitation_IWC_v2.pdf (117K)


International Conference: Making Nuclear Disarmament happen

Ideas and action in a changing world.
10. - 11. October 2009, London,UK

During autumn 2009, CND will be campaigning hard on the issues that will face the 2010 NPT Review Conference, and has decided to incorporate an international conference on this issue into the annual conference programme. Speakers of international and national repute will be invited to discuss many aspects of the NPT and how we can be effective in making an impact at this crucial time. Normal conference and AGM business will be held on the Sunday.

The international conference will be open to both CND members and non-members - you can either complete a registration form to guarantee your place, or simply turn up on the day itself to register at the venue.

Read on

INES Program Director Reiner Braun will be speaking in the session: Opposing NATO: ending the cycle of war and nuclear weapons.

Read program (PDF)


3.-9. August 2009 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, JAPAN

INES Activities Coordinator Reiner Braun will participate as a speaker in the conference.

See program: JapanProgram_Aug09.pdf (85K)

Read the Declaration of the International Meeting: Conference-Declaration.pdf (40K)

NPT preparatory Committee meeting

4.-14. May 2009
New York City /USA

The 58th Pugwash Conference: Justice, Peace and Nuclear Disarmament

17-20 April 2009, The Hague, The Netherlands

Pugwash President Jayantha Dhanapala and Secretary General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino welcome participants to the 58th Pugwash International Conference on Science and World Affairs,being hosted this year by the Netherlands Pugwash Group.
See program

Final statement made by the Pugwash Council on the occasion of the 58th Pugwash Conference 2009 in The Hague:

Pugwash_council_statement_2009.pdf (120K)

No to War  -  No to NATO

On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the NATO military organisation, we appeal to all people to come to Strasbourg and Kehl in April 2009, to protest against NATO's aggressive military and nuclear policies, and assert our vision of a just world free of war.

Read on: NotoNATOappeal.pdf (47K)

Programme in English: NATO_Conference_program_draft.pdf (25K)

Programme in German: NATO_Conference_program_german.pdf (25K)

Appeal in English: NotoNATO-Appeal_en.pdf (47K)

Appeal in Spanish: NotoNATO-Appeal_es.pdf (44K)

Appeal in French: NotoNATO-Appeal_de.pdf (53K)

Appeal in German: NotoNATO-Appeal_fr.pdf (65K)

Appeal in Danish: NotoNATO-Appeal_dk.pdf (51K)

Appeal in Italian: NotoNATO-Appeal_it.pdf (6K)

Appeal in Greek: NotoNATO-Appeal_gr.pdf (37K)

Appeal in Turkish: NotoNATO-Appeal_tr.pdf (43K)

Appeal in Italian: NotoNATO-Appeal_nl.pdf (20K)


For more Information check www.no-to-nato.org

Read the Strasbourg Declaration: StrasbourgDeclaration.pdf (65K)

International Activists Conference No to NATO
Strasbourg, February 14th and 15th

See Programm: Strasburg_14-15-2-09.pdf (58K)

Symposium of the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW) - "Scientific Work and the Worker's Condition" Paris/France

11.-13. February 2009

Program and Documents of the symposium "Scientific work and the researcher's condition", www.fmts-wfsw.org/article.php3?id_article=104.

Article about the symposium by Prof. Claus Montonen:

Montonen-Paris_Symposium.pdf (56K)

World Social Forum (WSF)
World Social Forum on Science and Democracy (WSFS)

Read on: www.fm-sciences.org/IMG/pdf/leaflet-WSF-SD-En.pdf

Declaration of the Assembly of Social Movements at the World Social Forum 2009
We won't pay for the crisis. The rich have to pay for it !