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October 8, 2021
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Pace University Student Jeremiah Williams Addresses UN General Assembly First Committee on Youth and Disarmament Education

Pace University undergraduate student Jeremiah Williams ’23 delivered a statement on youth engagement and disarmament education to the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), 8 October 2021. “More than 40% of the world’s population is under the … Continue reading

December 20, 2018
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A World Free from the Threat of Weapons Is a Completely Achievable Goal

The following reflection is from Katherine Ketterer ’20, a Pace University undergraduate who participated in the POL297L Global Politics of Disarmament and Arms Control class in Fall 2018. Students were given with service learning assignments with disarmament advocacy organizations working … Continue reading

December 19, 2018
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Pace Students Engage in Service Learning with Disarmament Advocacy Organizations at UN

Pace University students provided almost 470 hours of volunteer service to 12 civil society organizations engaging in humanitarian and human rights advocacy in and around UN policy discussions on global peace and security in Fall 2018 semester. “Every week I … Continue reading

May 11, 2018
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The Devastating Legacy of British and American Nuclear Testing at Kiritimati (Christmas) and Malden Islands

  Just Security ran an article 11 May 2018 covering reports by Pace University’s International Disarmament Institute (one on Kiribati and the other on Fiji) on the humanitarian, human rights and environmental impacts of UK and US nuclear weapons testing in … Continue reading

May 11, 2018
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Comments from International Disarmament Institute Director on US Withdrawal from Iran Deal

  Director of the International Disarmament Institute, Dr. Matthew Bolton, told Reuters this week that: “The decision to withdraw from the Iran deal is truly irresponsible, putting political posturing above human security. The Iran nuclear deal made the world safer … Continue reading

April 25, 2018
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“The Most Meaningful and by Far the Best Experience I Have Had at This University”: A Student Reflection on Disarmament Education

The following reflection is a speech that Alex Brizer ’19 delivered to the Mortola Society luncheon, celebrating donors to Pace University on 19 April 2018, reflecting on his experiences in the POL297L Global Politics of Disarmament and Arms Control class … Continue reading

October 8, 2017
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The Role of the Pace Community in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Campaign to Ban the Bomb

Pace University students along with their professors Matthew Bolton, PhD, and Emily Welty, PhD, have been working intensely for three years on negotiations of a nuclear weapons ban treaty with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) that on … Continue reading

June 15, 2017
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Report on Strengthening Positive Obligations in the Nuclear Weapons Ban Accepted as Official UN Working Paper

A summary of Pace University International Disarmament Institute research on strengthening positive obligations in the draft Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty has been accepted as an official working paper by the UN negotiating conference. The working paper recommends: Strengthening the human rights … Continue reading

June 14, 2017
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The Nuclear Weapons Ban and Human Security for All

As government gather in New York to begin a second round of talks on a treaty banning nuclear weapons, the International Disarmament Institute’s Matthew Bolton assesses the treaty’s draft from a human security perspective. The report, published by Friedrich Ebert Foundation, argues … Continue reading

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