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Saturday, March 8 • 11:00am - 12:30am
Science, Technological Change, and Chemical Disarmament

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What role do scientists and technical experts play in security and global policy?  The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, winner of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, ought to know.  Ground yourself in a brief introduction to the OPCW and the Chemical Weapons Convention, see the links between science and the Convention, and discuss how the growing body of scientific knowledge provides great opportunities and challenges to a 20 year old treaty.



Speakers
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Peter Sawczak

Head of Government Relations and Political Affairs, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Dr Sawczak is Head of Government Relations and Political Affairs at the OPCW. He previously served in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including as an adviser on international security and arms control issues to the Minister and on diplomatic postings to Washington, Brussels and Moscow. He holds a PhD in Russian literature from Monash University.


Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30am
Hoversten Chapel Augsburg College

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