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Nuclear Dialogues

Nuclear Dialogues

Project Overview

This micro-site documents a series of Nuclear Dialogues that were held between 2009 and 2012 on nuclear-related tensions and conflicts. More specifically, the Melbourne (2009-10) and Athens dialogues (2010-13) focused on the proposal for a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East, thereby demonstrating the value of dialogue for the emerging interdisciplinary subfield of the Nuclear Humanities more broadly.

Although several other dialogues were initially planned with various third-parties in New York, Florence and Birmingham, developments in international policy such as the stalling of the Helsinki process in 2013 and the achievement of a Nuclear Weapons Convention in 2017 have reduced the interest in regional approaches. The Nuclear Dialogues project has therefore been indefinitely placed on hold as at December 2018, with the intention being to convene a dialogue in New York in memory of the late L.H.M. Ling.

Details

SPONSORS
United Kingdom Foreign Office; European Public Law Organisation; La Trobe University; The University of Queensland; William Buckland Foundation; Victorian Multicultural Commission; La Trobe University

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
N.A.J. Taylor

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
Joseph A. Camilleri; Michalis S. Michael; Michael Hamel-Green; L.H.M. Ling

PROJECT PERIOD
2009-14

EXTERNAL GRANTS 
$310,000