For Immediate Release
Steve McGregor, UTD, (972) 883-2293, [email protected]
Worldwide Threats to Peace and Security
The event, titled “21st Century Challenges: International Security, Non-Proliferation, Democracy and Human Rights,” is sponsored by the Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society on the UTD campus. It will be free and open to the public.
Scheduled to speak at the event are:
• Patricia Lewis,
director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva and former director of
the London-based Verification Technologies Information Center.
The event was organized by Chevrier, who less than a month ago was appointed by the International Committee of the Red Cross to a select group of experts whose mission is to help halt the development and spread of biotechnology weapons.
The series of lectures will kick off at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, with a keynote address by Lewis titled “Disarmament and Security Challenges Today and Tomorrow.” At 9:30 a.m. the next day, Cirincione will discuss “How to End Proliferation Threats Through Diplomacy and Cooperation;” that will be followed by a talk at 11 a.m. by Chevrier on “Reconstructing Peaceful Society: Bosnia After Dayton.”
The luncheon speaker will be Jordan, who beginning at 12:30 p.m. will discuss “Achieving Democracy in the Middle East: Prospects and Challenges.” The event will conclude with a lecture by Pitts at 2:30 p.m. on “Human Rights Challenges of the 21st Century.”
All of the activities will be held at
the UTD Conference Center on the university’s campus in Richardson. For additional information
about the event, or to make required reservations for the lunch on April 30, please contact Janie
Jury at the Green Center, 972-883-2555 or [email protected].
About the Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society
Created in 1992, the Cecil and Ida Green
Center for the Study of Science and Society promotes more effective use of science and technology
in understanding and remediating problems that threaten the global future. The center provides an
institutional setting in which experts can engage in focused cross-disciplinary research and analysis.
Center research programs and invited speakers reflect the center’s commitment to a multidisciplinary
approach to achieving solutions to society’s most pressing problems. This exchange of ideas
across disciplines and types of organizations has been a driving force behind many of the philanthropic
activities of Cecil Green, a founder of The University of Texas at Dallas, and his late wife, Ida.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 13,700 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.
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