Webinar: The big business of nuclear weapons

What are modern nuclear weapons? How much do they cost? And who, or what, pays for them?

 

International relations are more tense than in decades. Russia’s war on Ukraine has actualized nuclear weapons as part of military strategy, their effectiveness, and role in modern warfare. Putin’s nuclear threats have revealed the lack of progress in securing nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept the historical Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to midnight in 2022. We have not been closer to nuclear war in 75 years.

 

The Norwegian Peace Council and ICAN Norway have invited two leading experts on the big business of nuclear weapons, Matt Korda and Susi Snyder.

 

We will learn more about the nuclear weapons states’ plans for their nuclear weapons.

Date: May 25. 18.00-19.00 CEST

The event will be streamed, registration: On zoom to receive the streaming-link.

 

The chat will open for questions after Matt Korda and Susi Snyder’s presentations. Feel free to send us questions in advance as well.

 

MATT KORDA is a Senior Research Associate and Project Manager for the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), where he co-authors the Nuclear Notebook. Korda is also an Associate Researcher with the Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

 

SUSI SNYDER is the financial sector coordinator at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Snyder is an expert on nuclear weapons, with over two decades experience working at the intersection between nuclear weapons and human rights. Snyder coordinates the Don’t Bank on the Bomb project and facilitates engagement with and by the financial sector on nuclear weapons related issues.

 

ODA ANDERSEN NYBORG, the Norwegian Peace Councils general manager, will moderate the conversation.