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Science and International Humanitarian Law:

Science to the Service of War in recent History and the Responsability of Scientists


Scientific Program (as of September 8, 2005)


Tuesday 20 September, 2005

Session 1. The International Humanitarian Law; disarmament in the international law

Daniel IAGOLNITZER, physicist, President of ADIF, France
Francois RIVASSEAU, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France in the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva
Géraud de la PRADELLE, jurist, Emeritus Professor at the university Paris X-Nanterre, France

Session 2. Conventional weapons and various projects

Sylvie BRIGOT, Advocacy Director, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), former ICBL's Government Relations Officier ; former campagner Handicap International, France
Michel IAGOLNITZER, French representative of the National Director of Armament to NATO
Xavier PASCO, Director of Research, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), France
Jean-Paul POCHOLLE, physicist, senior scientist, Thales, France, former Head of the Laboratory "Sources for Optronics"
Armin TENNER, Emeritus Professor of Physics, President of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsability (INES), and member of the Steering Committee of the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI), Netherlands

Session 3. Scientists and the military

Chris LANGLEY, Research Officer, Military Influence Project, SGR (Scientists for Global Responsibility), UK, author of "Soldiers in the Laboratory : Military Involvement in Science and Technology - and some alternatives", a SGR report
Dominique PESTRE, historian of sciences, Director of research at Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), director of Centre Alexandre Koyré, France

Round Table - Part 1 : Perspectives and the Responsibility of scientists and their Institutions

Jean-Patrick CONNERADE, Professor of physics, Imperial College, London, UK; President of Euroscience
Georges RIPKA, physicist, Honorary President of Pugwash-France, France
Annick SUZOR-WEINER, Professor, vice-president in charge of the International Relations, University of Paris- Sud 11, Member of the Steering Committee of the PEACE (Palestinian European Academic Cooperation for Education) Programme under aegis of UNESCO, France
Armin TENNER, Emeritus Professor of Physics, President of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsability (INES), and member of the Steering Committee of the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI), Netherlands
Edoardo VESENTINI, Professor of Mathematics, Academia dei Lincei, and Conferences Amaldi, Italy

Wednesday 21, 2005

Session 4. Nuclear weapons

Victor GILINSKY, Energy Consultant, formerly Commissioner US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Director Physics Department, Rand Corporation, USA
Georges LE GUELTE, Director of research, IRIS, Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, France
Georges RIPKA, physicist, Honorary president, french group of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, France

Session 5. Chemical and  Bacteriological weapons

Francis GENDREAU, Director of research, IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement), France
Henri KORN, biologist, Professor at the Insitut Pasteur and Director of Research at the INSERM, member of the French Academie des Sciences, President of its Committee on "Science and Security"
Armand LATTES, President of the French Chemical Society, France

Session 6. Biosciences, Neurosciences and War

Jean-Claude AMEISEN, physician, professor of immunology at the University Paris 7, researcher at Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale (INSERM), president of the Ethics Committee of INSERM, France
Dr Peter HALL, Physician, Chair, Doctors for Human Rights, UK
Dr Moncef MARZOUKI, Professor of medicine, former president of the Tunisian League for Human rights, Tunisia
Steven ROSE, Professor of biology, Open University, UK

Session 6. Scientific Evaluation of Some Aspects of the War in Iraq

Les ROBERTS, Professor, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA, author of the report published in "The Lancet", October 2004, on civilian victims in the recent Irak war
Ayse ERZAN, physicist, member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, member of the Jury of conscience of the World Tribunal for Iraq, Turkey

Round Table. Part 2 - Perspectives and the Responsibility of scientists and their Institutions

Ayse ERZAN, physicist, member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, member of the Jury of conscience of the World Tribunal for Iraq, Turkey
Geneviève SCHMEDER, professor, CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers), Centre Science, Technology and Society and Institute of Political Sciences, France
Gérard TOULOUSE, physicist, Director of research, ENS, France discussion


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