A WALK IN THE WOODS plus panel discussion: Nuclear Negotiations Now
Thursday 20 Oct, 8pm
Set in the midst of the Cold War, this powerful and startling play dramatises a stand-off between US and Soviet arms negotiators as they battle for supremacy. Full of tension and humour, the relationship between two experts evolves as they stroll in the woods above Geneva, away from the glare of the negotiating table. But will this escape lead to a true breakthrough or just more posturing?
‘Go to the street. Ask the man: “Do you want to get rid of all nuclear weapons right now?” Of course, he will say yes.
Then ask “Are you willing to give up your country’s power, prestige and predominance in the world?” He will say no.
But the two questions are the same.’
SPECIAL OFFER FOR PERFORMANCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION – Thursday 20 Oct
Get £12 tickets (usually £18) when you book online or by phone with the promotional code NuclearNow
Advanced booking only.
Box Office: 020 7328 1000 www.tricycle.co.uk
Plus post-show discussion
Nuclear Negotiations Now
Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov President of PIR Center, Editor-in-Chief of Security Index journal and a leading expert on international security and foreign policy of the Russian Federation. He has focused his research on threats and challenges to international security, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues.
Dr Randy Rydell
Senior Political Affairs Officer in the Office of Mr. Sergio Duarte, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs at the United Nations.
Previously Senior Counsellor and Report Director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (Blix Commission 2005-2006) and Senior Fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Jianqun Teng
Director and research fellow of the Centre for Arms Control and International, China Institute of International Studies, a think tank of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. In the past few years, Dr. Teng has published several dozens of articles on the issues of arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation, in addition to authoring numerous reports and books.
Ambassador Wa'el Al-Assad
Director of Multilateral Relations at the Headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo. In 2001 he established the Department of Disarmament Affairs in the Arab League and became its Director. He was also the Director of International Organizations Department in the League since 2000. He has a number of published papers and articles on Security, Disarmament issues and international relations.
A special event in collaboration with WMD Awareness Programme.