14 – 17 September 2012   print this page

Conference description:

Reading Material:

ELN and WAAS will prepare initial reading material which will be electronically distributed to all participants before 3rd September 2012.

Those who wish to send around their papers or any other relevant material are kindly asked to email them to the organizers at slaus@irb.hr by 31st August 2012.

Panel discussions:

Moderators will introduce each topic at 7-10 minutes.

Each panellist is kindly asked to speak for 5-6 minutes.

Discussions will be open to all participants (each intervention should be no more than 4 minutes. Power-point presentation projector will be available. The discussions will be followed by comments from the panellists and conclusions by the moderator.

Recommendation and Concluding session:

The moderator (or rapporteur as decided by the panel/moderator) of each session will present a summary (about 5 minutes). Four panellists will outline their summaries of the conference (each about 5 minutes), to be followed by Q&A from all participants.


Declaration of the Dubrovnik conference; Proceedings – to be published: options – special NATO publication, journals of the World Academy and papers from the ELN (not mutually exclusive); Press conference.

Work Schedule:

Friday 14th September

19:00-22:00 Get-together Reception

Saturday 15th September

9:00-10:00 Conference Opening Remarks

Ivo Šlaus, president of World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS)

Lord Des Browne of Ladyton, former Defence Secretary of the UK and Chair of the European Leadership Network (ELN)

H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

President Ivo Josipović, President of Republic of Croatia

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-13:00 Session I: Illicit Trade in Nuclear Materials-Regional Perspectives from South-Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Area - The Role of NATO

Moderator: Mustafa Kibaroglu, chair International Relations of Dept of Economics, Okan University, Turkey, member Pugwash council


Simeon Anguelov, foreign secretary Bulgarian Academy, former Ambassasor to France and UNESCO, fellow of WAAS

Colum Murphy, president Geneva School of Diplomacy, fellow of WAAS

Representative of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Mladen Staničić, member of President’s Council of foreign affairs advisers, fellow of WAAS, former Director Institute for International Relations, Zagreb,

NATO representative,

Nebojša Nešković, director of TESLA accelerator Vinča, Serbia, chair of Nomination Committee WAAS

Budimir Lončar, chair Council of foreign affairs advisers to Presidet, former minister of foreign affairs of the SFR Yuigoslavia, adviser to President Mesić of Croatia, UN representative in Jakarta

13:00-15:00 Lunch sponsored by the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

15:00-17:00 Session II: Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons - Inter/Intra State Conflicts and WMD - The Role of NATO

Moderator: Lord Des Browne of Ladyton


Sanja Bujas Juraga, Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Alexander Nikitin, Director Centre for Political and International Studies, Moscow State Institute for International Affairs, member Pugwash Council

Yuri Scherbak, Chair Institute for Sustainable Development of Ukraine

Momir Djurović, president Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Art, fellow WAAS

Vladimir Knapp, professor emeritus University of Zagreb, former president of Croatian Pugwash

Mustafa Kibaroglu,

NATO representative,

Luka Brkić, professor Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

17:30-19:30 Session III: Escaping the Winds of War - Nuclear Weapons Free Zones

Moderator: Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, secretary general of Pugwash, professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Milan, fellow of WAAS


Giorgio La Malfa, former Minister of European Affairs of Italy and

participant of the ELN

Hikmet Cetin, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and

participant of the ELN

Alyn Ware, Founder and International Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmment, Councillor World Future Council, New Zealand

Adele Buckley, member of Pugwash Council, Toronto, Canada

Francesco Calogero, professor emeritus - physics, University of Roma, former secretary general of Pugwash and chair Pugwash Councuil, fellow WAAS

Nebojša Nešković,

Jasjit Singh, director Delhi Centre, India, fellow of WAAS

Free evening in Dubrovnik

Sunday 16th September

9:00 -11:00 Session IV: Sovereignty: the Right of Humanity, Global Governance and Nuclear Weapons

Moderator: Emil Constantinescu, former President of Romania (1996-2000), former rector University of Bucharest, member Board of Trustees of WAAS


Zhelyu Zhelev, president of Bulgaria (1989-97 ), president Balkan Political Club, fellow of WAAS

Winston Nagan, professor of law, University of Florida, member of the Board of WAAS

Garry Jacobs, chair of the Board of Trustees of WAAS, vice-president Mother Service Society, Pondicherry

Paul Walker, Green Cross International

Yuri Nazarkin, Geneva School of Diplomacy

Stela Petrova, Research Fellow, European Leadership Network (ELN)

Goran Bandov, vice dean and professor, Dag Hammarskjold University College for International Relations and Diplomacy, Zagreb

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:30 Session V: Re-examining the 1996 ICJ Advisory Opinion and Its Implication for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons - Flaws in the Concept of Nuclear Deterrence

Moderator: John Burroughs, UN Office of IALANA


Winston Nagan,

Francesco Calogero,

Alyn Ware,

Paul Walker,

Kruno Pisk, Director General of InterUniversity Centre, Dubrovnik, fellow of WAAS

Jasjit Singh

Ivo Šlaus,

13:30- 17:00 Excursion to Ston

The excursion includes a visit to the medieval city of Ston - 7km long city walls, although we will not walk along the walls. The trip includes a boat journey in a bay of Mali Ston with oysters/mussels tasting and lunch.

17:30-19:00 Recommendations and Conclusions


Janusz Onyszkiewicz, former defence Minister of Poland and participant of the ELN

Garry Jacobs,

Winston Nagan,

Paolo Cotta Ramusino

Ivo Šlaus,

19:30 Press Conference - (Or preferably next day at 10:00 am)