Leaders of two Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaigns will address the origins and evolution of humanitarian disarmament while reflecting on their roles negotiating treaties that ban landmines, cluster munitions, and nuclear weapons. The speakers will also examine the humanitarian disarmament movement more broadly, looking at both the law and the advocacy behind it.
The conversation will feature Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and Steve Goose, Co-Founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, and Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Arms Division. It will be moderated by Bonnie Docherty, Associate Director of Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic.
This conversation is the first public event of a conference, Humanitarian Disarmament: The Way Ahead, which will launch the Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative, housed in Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). The conference is co-organized by the IHRC, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
Funding was provided by the Harvard Provost Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration, IHRC, HHI, PAX, and an anonymous donation in honor of Carl S. Thorne-Thomsen, Harvard Class of 1968.