Photo by Ralf Schlesener 

Photo by Ralf Schlesener 


From Landmines to Nuclear Weapons: A Conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Monday, March 5 - 12:00-1:30 pm, Austin 100 (North), Harvard Law School

Leaders of two Nobel Peace Prize-winning coalitions will discuss the origins and evolution of humanitarian disarmament, and share their experiences successfully negotiating treaties that ban landmines, cluster munitions, and nuclear weapons. The speakers will also examine the humanitarian disarmament movement more broadly, looking at both the law and the advocacy behind it. 

The conversation will feature:

  • Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
  • Steve Goose, Co-Founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, and Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Arms Division
  • Moderator: Bonnie Docherty, Associate Director of Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic   

Current Issues in Humanitarian Disarmament: Targeting, Toxicity, Technology, and TrADE

Tuesday, March 6 - 12:00-1:30 pm, Austin 100 (North), Harvard Law School

The directors of four civil society campaigns will examine how the humanitarian approach to disarmament has influenced their work and how they have adapted it to respond to contemporary challenges. They will discuss efforts to curb the urban use of certain explosive weapons, reduce the environmental impacts of armed conflict, preempt new technology that could autonomously make life-and-death decisions, and control the unlawful trade in arms.

The panelists will include:

  • Laura Boillot, International Network on Explosive Weapons
  • Doug Weir, Toxic Remnants of War Network
  • Mary Wareham, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
  • Anna Macdonald, Control Arms
  • Moderator: Jasmin Nario-Galace, Center for Peace Education