Bridge Building in the Nuclear Disarmament Discourse, Nuclear Deterrence and the Humanitarian Approach to Nuclear Weapons

07.10.2021, 11h - 12h30, online Book Launch / Panel Discussion

Efforts towards nuclear disarmament have stagnated in recent years, even deteriorated. The question of how to deal with nuclear weapons has been one of the most contentious global issues since the dawn of the nuclear age among deterrence believers and disarmament supporters. The EU office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is organising a panel discussion to contribute to the effort to build bridges across the fundamental divide that characterises the nuclear weapons discourse. Are nuclear weapons a necessary evil or are they the ultimate evil?

Alexander Kmentt will start the discussion with an introduction to his latest book The Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons. How it was Achieved and Why it Matters, an account of the seven-year process, known as the Humanitarian Initiative, which lead to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

Please register here.

For all relevant details see the invitation attached.

Contact: Sidonie.Wetzig(at)



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