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May 3, 2022 Recording – What Ukraine tells us about nuclear deterrence and common security

May 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Event Summary:

In the shadow of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, moderator Peggy Mason will explore with panelists Robin Collins and Cesar Jaramillo what the crisis may mean for nuclear disarmament goals, European security, NATO’s reliance on nuclear deterrence, and challenges to the UN and UN Charter framework itself.


Peggy Mason is the President of the Rideau Institute on International Affairs, an independent think tank dedicated to revitalizing Canada’s diplomat, peacekeeping and peacebuilding roles in the world. Her distinguished career highlights diplomatic and specialist expertise in the field of international security, with a particular emphasis on the United Nations, where she served as Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament from 1989 to 1995. She has led Canadian delegations to NPT and BWC Review Conferences, chaired UN expert groups on arms control verification and small arms regulation and served for two terms on the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament.


Robin Collins works with several civil society organizations on disarmament, global governance and common security advocacy, and war and peace issues. He is Co-chair of the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and on the boards of Canadian Pugwash Group and World Federalist Movement — Canada. He is a member of the Group of 78 peace and security working group.

Cesar Jaramillo is executive director at Project Ploughshares. His areas of expertise include nuclear disarmament, outer space security and conventional weapons control. As an international civil society representative, Cesar has addressed, among others, the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), the UN Conference on Disarmament, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), states parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and states parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). He has also given guest lectures and presentations at academic institutions such as the National Law University in New Delhi, the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, and the University of Toronto.

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