The HSP Cambridge CBW Colloquia

These meetings takes place in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard or at MIT and are intended principally for students and academics in the Cambridge MA area whose interests overlap with those of HSP. Each session is advertised locally. Where the speaker is a serving official, as is often the case, the talk may be off the record or otherwise non-attributable.

Cambridge CBW Colloquia have their antecedents in the 1980s, when HSP was still an informal collaboration. Latterly, they have been sponsored jointly by HSP, by the Security Studies Program at MIT, and, at the Kennedy School of Government where they began, by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. They are open to all interested individuals.

Recent speakers and topics have included:

Julian Robinson, ‘Non Lethal’ Warfare and the Norm against Hostile Exploitation of Disease (at MIT, 22 May 2003)

Elisa Harris, Science and Security Policy: the Case of Advanced Pathogens, (at MIT, 1 May 2003)

Brian Balmer, Making Threats: The History of the Biological Weapons Programme (at MIT, 24 April 2003)

Robert Mikulak, The Future of the Chemical Weapons Ban, (at Harvard, 17 April 2003)

Ambassador Donald Mahley, Biological Weapons in the International System: Future Prospects (at Harvard, 3 April 2003)

Thomas C Schelling, The Legacy of Hiroshima, (at Harvard, 27 March 2003)

Paul Schulte, The uncertainly horrifying prospect of BW: international risks, responses and dilemmas, (at Harvard, 20 March 2003)

Rod Barton, Unravelling Iraq’s biological warfare program: a personal account (29 January 2001)

Rolf Ekeus, UNSCOM experience in Iraq (23 May 2000)

Simon Whitby, Anti-crop biological warfare and its control (5 April 2000)

Kay Goss, US domestic preparedness for CBW incidents (15 March 2000)

Donald Avery, Canada’s role in Anglo-American biological warfare and development during the Second World War and Cold War (29 March 2000)

Serguei Batsanov, A farewell to infancy: the CWC and the OPCW 3 years on (20 March 2000)

Jerry Hauer, New York City’s preparations to confront terrorists’ use of chemical and biological weapons (1 March 2000)

Jonathan Moreno, Past human trials of CBW agents (22 February 2000)

David Kelly, The legacy of the Soviet Union program: a stalled and unresolved trilateral process (16 February 2000)

Jack McGeorge, Weaponization of biological agents: concepts and issues (2 February 2000)

Charles Duelfer, The death of UNSCOM (19 January 2000)

Nikita Smidovich, The future of arms control and related inspection regimes (12 January 2000)

John Ellis Van Courtland Moon, The lessons of history (14 December 1999)

Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack, Iraq’s biological weapons program and requirements for ongoing monitoring and verification (17 November 1999)

Alan Goldhammer, Strengthening the BWC: BIO and the Protocol, (30 July 1998)

Amy Gordon, US CWC ratification: on policy, process and the tyranny of indifference (21 May 1998)

Amy Smithson, Efforts to pass the implementing legislation for the Chemical Weapons Convention (7 May 1998)

Sally Horne, Combating CBW proliferation (23 April 1998)

Vann Van Diepen, Controlling chemical and biological weapons: the supply side (2 April 1998)

Treasa Dunworth, Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention (26 March 1998)

Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, Structure and cost of an Organization to Implement the BWC Protocol (19 March 1998)

Marie Chevrier, Doubts about confidence: the potential and limits of confidence-building measures for the Biological Weapons Convention (12 March 1998)

Seth Carus, Biocrimes and bioterrorism (5 March 1998)

Richard Price, The chemical weapons taboo (26 February 1998)

Don Mahley, The new US position in the negotiation of a protocol to strengthen the BWC (19 February 1998)

Gillian Woollett, Industry’s role, concern and interests in the negotiation of a BWC Compliance Protocol (5 February 1998)

Stephen Black, Uncovering Iraq’s CBW programs (29 January 1998)

Leonard Cole, Strengthening the norm against CBW (11 December 1997)

Stephen Morse, BW protection and its role in arms control and defense (5 December 1997)

Laura Holgate, Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and negotiations on the Biological Weapons Treaty (6 November 1997)

Brendan Hammer, The future of the Australia Group following US ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (16 October 1997)

Michael Moodie, Deterrence and biological weapons (9 October 1997)

Marie Chevrier, Developments at the eighth session of the BWC Ad Hoc Group (2 October 1997)

Malcolm Dando, The biotechnology industry and strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention: research from the USA (8 September 1997)

John Ellis Van Courtland Moon, United States BW policy and planning in World War II (15 February 1996)

Serguei Batsanov, The current status of the CWC (8 February 1996)

Ian Kenyon (5 October 1995)

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