Thursday 14 December from 12 to 13 at Lögberg 101 at the University of Iceland
An open seminar hosted by Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre, The Icelandic Campaign Against Militarism, The Icelandic Women’s Union for Culture and Peace and The Radical Summer University
Does Iceland support or oppose nuclear weapons?
On 7 July 2017, 122 nations voted to adopt the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. But Iceland was not among them. It joined other NATO members in boycotting the negotiating process based on the belief that US nuclear weapons enhance security. Ray Acheson and Tim Wright from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will discuss the new treaty and why Iceland should support it. ICAN is the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
Moderator: Andri Snær Magnason, writer