There will be two workshops hosted by the ZNF, IFSH, VDW, CLISEC and FONAS in Hamburg on Wednesday August, 10. A workshop on ATHAM (Active Tracer High Resolution Atmospheric Model) will discuss the applicability of ATHAM on nuclear explosion modelling.This workshop will take place in the morning (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.). Another workshop will deal with nuclear weapons and their disarmament. Please find the workshop agenda. This workshop will take place in the afternoon (2 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.). Both workshops will take place at the ZNF, room 2/023, Beim Schlump 83, 20144 Hamburg, 2nd Floor. If you would like to participate please contact email@example.com.
The ZNF, MPI, KlimaCampus, CLISEC and KAUST will hold a conference on Severe Atmospheric Aerosol Events on August 11-12, 2011 in Hamburg.
The conference will address climatic and environmental changes as a result of various kinds of huge injections of aerosols into the atmosphere and the possible consequences for the world population. The required actions for climate mitigation and adaptation will be discussed and the question will be raised how the resulting challenges for regional and global governance may be tackled.
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After the success of the 1st workshop in the spring of 2010, we will conduct a similar event in February 2011 to present current research topics and future research interests.
The planned date is the 11th of February 2011 to be held at the institute’s seminar room (in Beim Schlump 83).
This workshop intends to achieve the following goals:
1. Interdisciplinary exchange of information on research topics and research methods.
2. Creation of more transparency about the completed and future peace research projects in the metropolitan region of Hamburg.
3. Integration of related research projects.
4. Agreement on possible joint activities in the future.
The colloquium "peace and security" is jointly organized by the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and the Centre for Science and Peace Research at the University of Hamburg (ZNF). It offers an occasional series of lectures given by national and international experts on the subjects of peace, security and conflict resolution.
On Thursday, the 10th of September 2009 from 9:00 – 18:00 hours, a simple workshop was held at the University of Hamburg. This was conducted by the IFSH and the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) in collaboration with the Verification and Monitoring research group of the university. The aim was to make an assessment of the various air- and space-borne remote-sensing technologies that are behind the different applications in the field of crisis prevention, preventive security and verification of arms control. It also included a consolidation of various user communities while the discussion of diverse application experiences was in the foreground.
Here you will find the agenda (in German PDF file) of the workshop.
The CliSAP-conference on "Climate Change, Social Stress and Violent Conflict" was held on November 19 – 20, 2009 in Hamburg.
"Climate change is becoming a focal point for security and conflict research and poses a challenge for the world's policymaking and governance structures. The magnitude and diversity of risks associated with global warming could trigger a sequence of cascading events, involving environmental degradation, economic decline, social unrest and political instability, that could threaten human security and societal stability and lead to violent conflict..."
Check out the information on the "Call for Papers" (in English, PDF file).
The Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) brings together European young scholars for refinement of their scientific expertise both in the fields of contemporary global conflicts and also in realms of arms-control and conflict-resolution. By doing this, ZNF hopes to promote and secure peace in the years to come. A synergised cognizance of technical and political background history of the armament dynamics as well as scientifically analyzable conflict causation is indispensable for the efficient and timely identification and countervailing of the escalated conflicts and warfares. SCooP-Homepage
An international workshop at University of Hamburg
15 - 17 October 2008.
The natural and engineering sciences produce knowledge and technology which can be abused or used to the better. Students of science and engineering are often unaware of related dilemmas which they will face in their future careers. ...read more
The event "Teaching & Learning Responsibility" that took place on October 17 - October 18, 2008 in the lecture hall "Agathe Lasch" (ESA 1) was held in the frameworks of the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker - Forum.
Taking responsibility for our actions and critical thinking had never been so vital for tackling the weighty problems of humanity as nowadays. It is important, therefore, that basic principles are taught from an early stage, latest during a course of study at the HEI - Please, continue to read Programme.
The first Carl Firedrich von Weizsäcker-Forum, organised by the University of Hamburg and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW) was convened on September 21 - September 22, 2007. The paper contributions from the "First Hamburg Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Forum zur Verantwortung der Wissenschaften" are available in print. This symposium publication was distributed in the series "Weltinnenpolitischen Colloquien" by the LIT Verlag. Alternatively it could be uploaded from the VDW Homepage www.vdw-ev.de.
The background of this event was the mass demonstration which took place on 17 April 1958 in front of Hamburg's Town Hall, with around 150.000 people protesting against the nuclear armament of the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).
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Reliable, environment-friendly and financially viable. Which types of power supply could meet these requirements in view of global climate change? What are the possibilities in handling of the power production's waste products? By which means these risks could be avoided or minimised both for humans and environment?
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The XVII International Amaldi Conference of Academies of Sciences and of National Scientific Societies on Scientific Questions of Global Security was held on March 14 - March 16, 2008 at the DESY in Hamburg, Germany.
Further information at Amaldi 2008 .