We are glad to pronounce that we were able to invite Prof Dr. Ernst
Ulrich von Weizsäcker and Angelika Beer to deliver a speech on Friday
the 14th of August about their work on the field of arms controll and
Angelika Beer has been a member of the European Parliament in the
foreign affairs commission, the commission for security and defence
policy and the Iran-delegation of the European parliament from 2004 to
2009. She was a delegate in the German Bundestag for Alliance '90/The
Greens from 1987 to 1990 and from 1994 to 2002, where she was also the
spokes person for defence policy of the Alliance '90/The Greens.
Furthermore, she is chairwoman of the Parliamentarian Network for
Conflict Prevention and Human Security and for the Anti-racism and Human
Her presentation will be focused on the foreign affairs policy as well
as the security and defence policy of the European Union. She will also
explain the EU positions on Iran and on nuclear disarmament.
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, son of the patron of the Centre for Science
and Peace Research Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, held the position of a
dean at the Donald Bren School for Environmental Science and Management,
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. During his time as a SPD
delegate in the German Bundestag he was the chairman of the
Enquête-commission "Globalisation of the world economy - challenges and
answers" and thereafter chairman of the commission for environment,
nature protection and reactor safety. Before this he was the President
of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
In his talk von Weizsäcker will go into the ambivalence between science
and peace research as well as the necessity of this combination.
The talks starts 2:00 o'clock in the main building of the University of
Hamburg, Edmund Siemers Allee 1, Lecture Hall B.