Events

Please see below for a list of recent events where members of the Top Level Group have participated:

RUSI held a discussion panel on the Collision Course: Iran and the West on 8 March 2012. The panel, including Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, Peter Jenkins, Shashank Joshi, discussed the looming possibility of military intervention in Iran as tensions increase among a concert of western countries over its nuclear activities and refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions. Read more about the event and watch the panel’s statements here.

LSE: SIPRI Nuclear Yearbook 2010 Launch TLG convenor Lord Desmond Browne, and TLG member Baroness Shirley Williams were invited to speak at a conference at the LSE Thursday 2 December 2010. Hosted by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) to launch their 2010 Yearbook on Nuclear Weapons in Europe, Browne and Williams discussed NATO’s strategic concept, and the current status of both American and European efforts to encourage multi-lateral disarmament. You can read a brief summary of the event here. You can also download and listen to a Podcast of the event here.

UNA-UK High Level Round Table: The Prospects for Nuclear disarmament and Non-Proliferation beyond 2010: NATO’s New Strategic Concept & the outcome of the NPT review. TLG members Lord Ramsbotham, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Baroness Shirley Williams participated in a Round Table discussion hosted by UNA-UK at the Royal Society on Monday 29 November 2010. Lord Desmond Browne and Sir Menzies Campbell chaired discussions on US and Chinese perspectives on Nuclear disarmament.

Global Strategy Forum Debate: ‘Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Arms Control: Can We Really ‘Count Down to Zero’?’ on Tuesday 23 November, TLG members Lord Desmond Browne and Sir Malcolm Rifkind participated in a discussion chaired by fellow TLG member Michael Ancram. Debate focused on current challenges facing global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, and raised the possibility of achieving a nuclear free world.

BASIC-TLG Discussion on Trident Renewal: on 12 October 2010, TLG members Lord Desmond Browne, Bob Ainsworth, Lord Geoffrey Howe, Lord David Ramsbotham, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Margaret Beckett, and Baroness Shirley Williams participated in a discussion with members of the British American Security Information Council to discuss security, budgetary and international stability issues surrounding the Trident renewal programme. To read a summary of the meeting click here.

Center for American Progress discussion: Des Browne MP participated in a conference call with other experts regarding US allies’ reaction to New START Treaty on 6 April 2010. To learn more click here.

BASIC event with Brian Eno: On Monday 1 February 2010, Brian Eno hosted an event to broaden support for nuclear disarmament. Several Top Level Group members were present. To read more about the event please click here.

Radio 4′s Today Programme: On Saturday 2 January 2010 Baroness Williams was a guest editor on the Today Programme. Click here to read the listing and to listen to the show.

“Towards Zero” – RUSI, BASIC and UNA-UK conference: On Thursday 3 December 2009, TLG members James Arbuthnot MP and Baroness Williams addressed this conference. Please click here to read about this event and listen to the sessions.

Seventh Annual Fletcher School London Symposium: On Thursday 3 December 2009 Convener Des Browne MP addressed the symposium. Click here to read about the event.

Royal Society event: Tuesday 1 December 2009 Baroness Williams chaired this event which was addressed by Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala. Click here to read about the event.

Official Launch of the Top Level Group: On Thursday 29 October 2009 The Top Level Group of UK Parliamentarians For Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament & Nuclear Disarmament was launched. Click here to read about the event.


For further information please contact Shata Shetty on shatas@europeanleadershipnetwork.org or by phone on 020 3176 2554.