The "Nuclearization in the Indian Ocean States" conference will address the implications of nuclear weapons proliferation among the states of the Indian Ocean littoral. This region is playing an increasingly important role in international affairs ranging from natural resource exports from the Middle East to the demographic explosion in South Asia. The development and expansion of nuclear weapons programs in India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, and South Africa may serve to destabilize security in the region with major foreign policy implications for the United States, Britain, and Australia.
The conference will include the following sessions:
Keynote Address: "Why States Seek to Acquire Nuclear Weapons"
Air Marshall Sir Timothy Garden (ret.), King's College, University of London
"Background Factos in the Indian Ocean Area"
David Albright, Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University
Miriam Rajkumar, Non-Proliferation Project, Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace (India)
Amb. Shirin Tahir-Kheli, South Asia Program, Foreign Policy
Institute, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University (Pakistan)
Gerald James Larson, India Studies Program, Indiana University
"The Red Sea and the Persian Gulf"
Avner Cohen, Cold War Project and author of "Israel and the Bomb"
Judith Yaphe, Institute of National Security Studies, National
Defense University (Iraq)
Shireen Hunter, Center for Strategic and International Studies
"The Impact of Indian Ocean Nuclearization on the Periphery of the Region"
N. Brian Winchester, Center for the Study of Global Change,
Indiana University (South Africa)
Presenters to be announced addressing the U.S. and Australia
Conference sessions will meet in the Moot Court Room of the Indiana University School of Law and registration for the conference is free (to register for the conference, please contact Irina Khmelko).
The Center for the Study of Global Change, the African Studies Program, the India Studies Program, and the Middle East Studies Program at Indiana University are the organizers and hosts of the "Nuclearization in the Indian Ocean States" conference. Funding for the conference is provided by the U.S. Department of Education through an International Studies Title VI Grant.
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