Bulletin N° 354


Subject: Invitation to the bilingual conference on "Nuclear Weapons and Ethics," to be held on June 5 at l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble.

28 May 2008
Grenoble, France

Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
I have been authorized to invite CEIMSA readers to attend the June 5th Conference that has been organized in on the University of Grenoble campus by science students and members of the English language faculty who are engaged in the Science and Ethics Project at Grenoble's Grande Ecole, ENSIMAG. [For a the history of an early and interesting discussion on this subject, please see The University of Southern California student blog: http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~mbernste/ethics.science_and_ethics.html.]

This Conference on "Nuclear Weapons and Ethics" will begin on Thursday, 5 June, at 13h30 in Amphitheater D, in the ENSIMAG building on the Grenoble campus. I have the honor of chairing a discussion of the PUGWASH anti-nuclear film, "Anthropology 101," which will be shown at 13h45. I also I have been invited to chair a "Round Table Discussion" on this subject, beginning at 17h15.

For further information, please see a copy of the complete Conference Schedule below.

Francis McCollum Feeley
Professor of American Studies
Director of Research
Université Stendhal Grenoble 3

Schedule Of The Conference

Title: Science And Ethics - with special reference to Nuclear Weapon
Date: 5 june 2008
Venue: ENSIMAG, Amphitheater D

13h30: Welcoming: Student Chairperson: Justine Mathias

13h45: PUGWASH film "Anthropology 101" followed by discussion/reactions
Chair: Francis Feeley, University of Grenoble 3

14h15-14h45: The PUGWASH movement
Carole Naughton, Education Officer, PUGWASH UK
Q&A in English

14h45-15h30: Nuclear Deterrent ans the Economics of the Weapons Industry
- Prof. Jacques Fontanel, Professor in European defence and security, University of Grenoble 2

15h30-16h15: The Greenpeace approach to nuclear weapons
- Laurent Torres, Greenpeace, Grenoble

16h15-17h00: France and Nuclear Weapons
- (with le généeral de brigade aérienne Jean-Françoise Bacherot)

TEA BREAK -Refreshment on sale, provided by student of ENSIMAG

17h30-18h00: -Chair: Francis Feeley, University of Grenoble 3
ROUND TABLE discussion

18h00-19h00: Chair: Chris Mitchell, INPG
Student DEBATE (in english by INPG's Student)
"This House belives that Nuclear Weapons keep the peace"