Speaker: Mr Ted Whiteside, Secretary of the North Atlantic Council, and
Director of the NATO Ministerial and Summit Task Force in Brussels
The theory and practice of Arms Control was one of the central pillars of
the global security apparatus in the second half of the Twentieth Century.
Since the end of the Cold War, policymakers at the international and
national level involved with Arms Control issues have faced the challenges
of adapting to a multi-polar international stage and the emergence of new
patterns of proliferation and weapons development both at the strategic
level, in terms of nuclear weapons, and the tactical level of small arms.
This discussion will examine the response from policy-makers, both
civilian and military, to the new realities of Arms Control and examine
these issues in the context of the broader international security
environment facing the countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
There will be an opportunity for the audience to exchange views and ask
questions of the speaker, both in terms of Arms Control issues and NATO?s
response to the challenges of weapons proliferation and other NATO issues.
Ted Whiteside, a graduate of York University and the Université de
Montréal, is currently Secretary of the North Atlantic Council, and
Director of the NATO Ministerial and Summit Task Force in Brussels. Before
taking up his current duties as Secretary of the Council, he was Director
of the NATO WMD Centre.
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Friday 22 January 2010
Lecture Room 106
Accolade West Building
York University (Keele Campus)