A 'Paris Agreement' to eliminate and control weapons: The SCRAP Treaty

Tuesday  25 June  2019  1:00 PM    Tuesday  25 June  2019 3:00 PM
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Dr. Dan Plesch and Ambassador Robert Gallucci discuss ways to implement a 'Paris Agreement' to eliminate and control weapons. The Strategic Concept for Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) proposal offers a draft negotiating text of ‘basic elements’ for General and Complete Disarmament (GCD) with a ten-year implementation period. It uses best practices and can be implemented incrementally to supplement existing initiatives. It presents a rapid countdown to global zero nuclear weapons and can build on humanitarian disarmament initiatives to encompass conventional weapons stocks.

Ambassador Robert L. Gallucci is a Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. Previously he served chairman of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Additionally, he was Dean of the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service for 13 years until he left in July 2009, to become president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He was appointed dean in 1996, after 21 years of distinguished service in a variety of government positions, focusing on international security. As Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the US Department of State, he dealt with the threats posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He was chief US negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs and as Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq following the first Gulf War.

Dr. Dan Plesch developed the Strategic Concept for Removal of Arms and Proliferation with a group of experts based on decades of success as a policy entrepreneur in disarmament and weapons control. Having been part of founding coalitions that produced the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons and the Codes of Conduct on the Arms Trade that led to the ATT. Previously he initiated advocacy to include war planes in the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty, uncovered and help prevent the deployment of US artillery fired H bombs to Germany and organised transatlantic cooperation to secure the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban. He has given expert testimony to the US Congress and UK Parliament and his research has featured in a wide range of news media. In 1986 he created the British American Security Information Council and was subsequently senior fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.

He is currently Director of the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy at SOAS University of London; a graduate school of 400 with online and campus Master’s Programmes delivered in conjunction with the British Foreign Office’s Diplomatic Academy.

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