International conference “Sixty years of the Cuban Missile Crisis: lessons for the 21st century”

We are pleased to announce that on October 19-20, 2022, PIR Center, together with our partners, the Geneva Center for Politics and Security (GCSP) and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey (CNS / MIIS), will hold an international conference “Sixty years of the Cuban Missile Crisis: lessons for the 21st century”. The conference will be held in Geneva, Switzerland.

The objective of this conference is to apply the experience of overcoming the Cuban Missile Crisis to the current period of international tensions.

The questions to be addressed during the conference sessions include the following:

  • What were the underlying and immediate causes of the October 1962 crisis?
  • What factors made it possible to avert nuclear war?
  • What are the similarities and differences between the crisis in 1962 and today? 
  • What lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis are applicable to the current crisis in US-Russian relations?
  • What would need to occur for a new era of nuclear arms control to emerge?

Members of the PIR Center team, including young researchers on nonproliferation and arms control issues, as well as prominent Russian scientists – members of the Advisory Board of PIR Center – will take part in the conference.

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Participation in the event is by invitation only.