Professor Wheeler in Geneva: 'Human Security, Human Nature and Trust-building'

15 June 2010

As part of the growing collaboration between the DDMI and the 'Disarmament for Humanitarian Action' (DHA) project of the United Nations Institute of Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Professor Wheeler attended a one day workshop in Geneva, jointly organised by the DHA and the Geneva Forum. The workshop was aimed at promoting thinking 'outside the box' on disarmament by bringing together diplomats, UN officials, NGOs and researchers concerned with the issue of trust. The interdisciplinary focus of the seminar was welcomed by those practitioners present, and it is exploring the potential of such an approach in building trust between states in a world of spreading nuclear knowledge that guides this DDMI project.

For more details of the workshop, including audio recordings of the presentations see: http://web.mac.com/john_borrie/iWeb/Disarmament%20Insight%20pod%20cast%20site/Welcome.html.

Two papers came out of this workshop:

  • Professor Wheeler, 'Ancestors and trust-building'
  • John Borrie, 'Human Security, Human Nature and trust-building in negotiation'


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