Statements and presentations to the third conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

Opening session

Session Ia: Impact of nuclear weapons exlposions

Session Ib: Impact of nuclear weapons testing

  • Martin Kalinowski, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation Preparatory Commission
  • Abacca Anjain-Maddison, testimony on impact of nuclear tests from the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Sue Coleman-Haseldine, testimony on impact of nuclear tests from Australia
  • Michelle Thomas, testimony on impact of nuclear tests from the United States of America
  • Arjun Makhijani, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Session II: Risk drivers for deliberate or inadvertent nuclear weapons use

  • Eric Schlosser, author of Command and Control
  • Reinhard Mechler, International Institute for Applied Systems Analaysis and Vienna University of Economics
  • Camille M. Francois, Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Socieity and Columbia University Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies
  • Seth Baum, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute
  • Bruce Blair, Global Zero and Princeton University research faculty in Program on Science and Global Security

Session III: Scenarios, challenges and capabilities regarding nuclear weapons use and other events

  • Hans M. Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington with Matthew McKinzie, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Micah D. Lowenthal, National Academy of Sciences 
  • Mark Pillay, Colonel in the South African Police Service 
  • Rudolph Mueller, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Session IV: A “bird’s-eye view” on international norms and the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

Discussion/General Debate