The ‘arms race’ is a concept associated with the Cold War and often assumed to have ended with it. The current international security situation has led to a revival of arms racing amongst an expanded grouping of rival states. The breakdown of the strategic relationship between Russia and the US has prompted a resurgence of an arms competition that is affecting all the nuclear weapon powers and that places new stress on the global nuclear restraint regime embodied in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Technological advances have also led to the initiation of arms racing in entirely new domains such as cyber, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and outer space.
This one-day conference offers a unique opportunity to hear the views of experts on the implications of this new round of arms racing for global security and what countries like Canada can do about it.
Date: Thursday, September 26 – 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Venue: Social Sciences Building, Room 4007, University of Ottawa
Admission: Free for students, Canadian Pugwash members and University of Ottawa faculty and staff. All others: $25 (a light luncheon is included). Registration and tickets are availablehere. For all payment inquiries, please contact Anna Bogic at [email protected].