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Hiroshima for Global Peace

NPT Review Conference Side-Event 2022 *Postponed*【POSTPONED】Understanding Different Perspectives Around Nuclear Risk Perception & Deterrence

Due to the official postponement of the NPT, Hiroshima Prefecture and the Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe) has also postponed a webinar “Understanding Different Perspectives Around Nuclear Risk Perception & Deterrence”, originally scheduled on January 5, 2022, as a side-event of the 10th NPT Review Conference.

The rescheduled date will be announced on HOPe website and other calendars once it is confirmed. You can also register to receive an update from HOPe, using the form below.

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HOPe would like to thank you for your interests to our symposium and is looking forward to meeting you online soon.

Event Overview




Online (Zoom Webinar)


Understanding Different Perspectives around Nuclear Risk Perception & Deterrence

Nuclear risk reduction efforts have gained traction among nuclear weapon states in recent years, with the hope of identifying long term risk reduction measures. The perception of risk, however, differs across the nuclear community: not only between nuclear weapon states themselves but also, between nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states. The nuclear risk reduction discussion is connected to new technologies, deterrence, strategic stability, and nuclear disarmament.


At this event, experts will explore how states (both nuclear weapon and non-nuclear weapon states) perceive and address nuclear risks. Speakers will also address how states can aim to eliminate and/or mitigate these risks and how they have done so in the past. Experts will discuss the level and type of risks that are acceptable (if any), manageable, or unacceptable.


This discussion will also address the critical relationship between deterrence and nuclear risk and within that, whether nuclear weapon states agree on the same parameters of nuclear deterrence – a discussion critical to mitigating nuclear risk. Experts will further explore the role played by emerging technologies and the challenges that these technologies may pose to the function of nuclear deterrence, the perception of nuclear risk, and risk mitigation.


Dr. Beyza Unal, Deputy Director, International Security Programme at Chatham House

Panelists (to be confirmed)

Dr. Shen Dingli, Professor, Institute of International Studies at Fudan University
Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow at Centre for Air Power Studies
Dr. Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow at Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non Proliferation
Dr. Anna Péczeli, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laborator


(Japanese: the digest and transcript will be uploaded later on the HOPe website)

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For HOPe’s other initiatives for a world without nuclear weapons, please check out the following pages:

*Hiroshima Initiative:

Hiroshima Initiative – Global Call to Action to End Nuclear Weapons – | Hiroshima for Global Peace (

*Toward the Post-SDGs negotiations:

Toward the establishment of the “Nuclear Weapon Free Future Group” | Hiroshima for Global Peace (

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