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Why should I attend this event?

NukeExpo - an engaging exhibit area and panels with leading experts - will present a substantial body of research on the humanitarian consequences and the complex risks associated with nuclear weapons.

 

The scholarship is based on empirical analysis of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the effects of nuclear testing, close-calls and accidents, and nuclear doctrine and decision-making. It is also based on modelling and simulations of what could happen, for example assessments of the risk of nuclear war in a much-changed global technological and political context, the human fatalities and environmental effects of nuclear war, and the social effects of the detonation of a single nuclear bomb. Further simulations include the capacity of national and international humanitarian and health agencies to respond to nuclear use, and scenarios for food production in nuclear winter scenarios.

 

Policy and decision makers must be fully aware of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that any use of nuclear weapons, let alone a nuclear conflict, would cause.The humanitarian consequences and risks associated with nuclear weapons warrant urgent consideration, given that:

 

  • Nuclear war would be a catastrophe with cascading consequences that potentially scale all the way to the collapse of human civilisation.

  • The risk of nuclear war is non-zero, becoming more complex, and claims to be able to manage and control that risk are illusory.

 

As leading humanitarian organizations, the organizers of NukeEXPO hope to contribute to increasing awareness among policy and decision makers working within health, emergency care, disaster preparedness and sustainable development, so that we together can face the facts, prepare for the unthinkable, prevent suffering and reduce the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons.

NukeEXPO 2024

NukeEXPO will guide participants through new and comprehensive insights into nuclear weapons-related threats – knowledge that decision makers, policy makers, and media no longer can ignore or allow to be suppressed. 

 

This immersive experience includes VR simulations and interactive exhibits, panel discussions with leading experts, and meetings with survivors of nuclear use and testing. 

 

The agenda examines topics from the destructive power of nuclear weapons, the tangible risks that they present and the profound impacts that nuclear detonations would have on health, development, the environment and the climate, as well as whether we have meaningful ways to respond to such events.

Brussels

16th April 2024

We're delighted to have the following speakers join us on stage:

Annie Jacobsen

Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author

Michela Matuella

Director of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre, Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

Ariane Bauer

Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Hinamoeura Morgant-Cross

Member of the Assembly of French Polynesia

Kim Scherrer

Postdoctoral researcher in marine sustainability science, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen

Nick Ritchie

Senior Lecturer in International Security, Department of Politics, University of York, UK

Patricia Lewis

Research Director and Director of the International Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House

Benoît Pelopidas

Founding Director of the Nuclear Knowledges Program at Sciences Po

Håkon Haugsbø

Moderator

Masako Wada

Hibakusha, survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki

Jan Beeldens

Lieutenant Colonel, Belgian Civil Protection and Liaison Officer at the Belgian National Crisis Centre (Belgian Ministry of Home Affairs)

Dominique Loye

International expert on weapons and NRBC related issues

Live or die: what would you choose in a nuclear attack?

Topics of the Exposition

Weapons

Responses

Risks

Impacts

Oslo

26th April 2024

We're delighted to have the following speakers join us on stage:

Espen Barth Eide

Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hinamoeura Morgant-Cross

Member of the Assembly of French Polynesia

Raymond Johansen

Secretary-General of Norwegian People’s Aid

Catherine Smallwood

WHO/Europe’s Senior Emergency Officer and Programme Area Manager for Emergency Operations

Kjølv Egeland

Senior Researcher at NORSAR

Saima Naz Akhtar

MD and resident of surgery at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen

Kim Scherrer

Postdoctoral researcher in marine sustainability science, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen

Matt Korda

Senior Research Fellow for the Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists

Jon Halvorsen

Director of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centres in Norway

Anne Bergh

Secretary-General of Norwegian Red Cross

Hiromu Morishita

Hibakusha, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Håkon Haugsbø

Moderator

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