Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director ICAN, delivers Annual Waltz Lecture, 31 October

Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture 2019 & Centenary Lecture

6.00pm 31 October

The Department of International Politics is extreemely pleased to announce at this years Kenneth N. Waltz Annual Lecture will be delivered by Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN (The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). In 2017 Beatrice Fihn received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of ICAN. The title of her talk is ‘International Politics is alive and well (despite reports to the contrary)’.

Few are better placed than Beatrice Fihn to talk about such matters, given the role ICAN played in promoting the ‘Humanitarian Initiative’ against nuclear weapons, and the adoption in July 2017 of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (‘The Ban Treaty’ for short).  The Treaty outlaws the ultimate weapons of mass destruction, and offers a pathway to their elimination.  It has been adopted but not yet ratified by a majority of the world’s states, though not by any possessing nuclear weapons themselves.


The lecture will take place in the Main Hall of the International Politics Building, starting at 6pm on Thursday 31 October.  All are welcome.

Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:00:00 GMT