The Prague Agenda - Accomplishments and Challenges

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations and Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique would like to invite you to attend the conference "The Prague Agenda - Accomplishments and Challenges". This international conference will explore political and expert views related to recent developments within all three pillars of the Prague Security Agenda - arms control, non-proliferation and nuclear security and their interrelations. Over the past year the strengthening of nuclear regimes through NPT and CTBT has faced several challenges as tensions regarding not verified nuclear programmes grew and an international crisis loomed on the horizon. At the same time, a new interest was spurred in ensuring nuclear security and safe use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Our conference, with its aim to constructively link the relevant agendas, provides a timely opportunity to discuss ideas on future developments of these issues. 

Opening Remarks

Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Panel I: New NPT Cycle - Almost Halfway Through

Chair: Jiri Schneider, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Gary Samore, United States National Security Council, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for Arms Control and WMD, Proliferation and Terrorism
Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (tbc)
Stefan Kordasch, Deputy Head of Division, Nuclear Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Alison Kelly, Ambassador of Ireland to the Czech Republic (former Director for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Department of Foreign Affairs)
Camille Grand, Director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, France

Panel II: Nuclear Security: Challenges and Ways Forward

Chair: Dana Drabova, President of the Czech Republic State Office for Nuclear Safety

Hahn Choong-Hee, Sous-sherpa of the ROK for the Nuclear Security Summit
Khammar Mrabit, Director of the Office of Nuclear Security, International Atomic Energy Agency
Vaclav Bartuska, Ambassador at Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Jason Tierney, Head of the CBRN Security Team, Counter-Proliferation Department, Directorate for Defence and International Security, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom

Date: Tuesday, 17th April 2012 from 9:00 – 13:30.

Venue: the Great Hall, Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Loretanske nam. 5, Prague 1.

Working language: English.

RSVP: Due to the strict entrance security procedures at the MFA building and the limited number of seats in the conference room, we kindly ask you to register to the event via the e-mail address by Tuesday 12th April 2012 at the latest. You should receive confirmation of your registration.

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