17 September 2021

Seminar on Nuclear Arms Control held in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Foreign Policy Society

Picture of the panel debate

In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Foreign Policy Society (Det udenrigspolitiske Selskab), the Center for Military Studies held the public seminar “Nuclear Arms Control - A New Era?” on 6 September 2021, with the aim of discussing the current situation, possible ways forward and the role of small states in arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation.

The event was initiated by Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, after which head of center Henrik Breitenbauch moderated a panel debate with participation of Bonnie Jenkins (Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security). James Appathurai (NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges), Susanne Baumann (Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control), Bruno Tertrais (Deputy Director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique).  

In his introductory speech at the seminar, head of center Henrik Breitenbauch emphasized the public's growing interest in nuclear arms control:

"One of the main obligations of the Centre for Military Studies is to serve as a platform for public debate about strategic affairs. For this reason, I am genuinely excited to welcome all of you, to introduce the theme, and then the program for the seminar. Today’s theme is nuclear arms control – our seminar is the public face of the 17th NATO Conference on arms control, hosted in 2021 by Denmark. It is my hope that with this seminar, we are witnessing an increase in the public interest and interest among our students in a topic that is decisively important in itself, but which also very much merits attention and scrutiny from the public".

You can read the entire speech by head of center Henrik Breitenbauch here.

In addition, you can watch or re-watch the seminar here.