The Resource International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies : 27th session ..., "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, 18-26 August 2002, series editor and chairman, A. Zichichi ; edited by R. Ragaini

International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies : 27th session ..., "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, 18-26 August 2002, series editor and chairman, A. Zichichi ; edited by R. Ragaini

International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies : 27th session ..., "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, 18-26 August 2002
International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies
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27th session ..., "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, 18-26 August 2002
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series editor and chairman, A. Zichichi ; edited by R. Ragaini
This was the first of a number of seminars dealing with one of the most complex of the new challenges in the 21st century, which call for the participation of a broad range of experts. Eminent economists, decision-makers, defence specialists, political analysts and sociologists presented their views and participated in the debates. In the wake of the dramatic event of 11 September 2001, the Afghanistan war and the resurgence of terrorist acts on all the continents, a host of issues were reconsidered and the role of science and technology was reassessed. The 27th Session was primarily oriented toward the definition of the new types of confrontation, and the identification of various factors and issues that gave rise to them and global trends
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The science and culture series. Nuclear strategy and peace technology
International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies : 27th session ..., "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, 18-26 August 2002, series editor and chairman, A. Zichichi ; edited by R. Ragaini
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  • 1. Opening session. The cultural emergency / Tsung Dao Lee, Kai Siegbahn, Antonino Zichichi -- 2. Society and structures: historical perspectives -- culture and ideology. Smile and feel secure, god is with the believers: religion and the capacity for global terror / Eda Sagarra -- The culture of terrorism / Farhang Mehr -- Islam and modernity: ideology and violence in the Middle East / Kamran Talattof -- Violence and strategic choices: the case of Islamist militancy / Ibrahim Karawan -- 3. Society and structures: national and regional geopolitical issues. Confrontation and cooperation in South Asia / K.C. Sivaramakrishnan -- Neutrality and the Arab-Israeli conflict / Dan V. Segre -- Science and technology to advance regional security in the Middle East and Central Asia / Andrew F.B. Tompson [and others] -- High-tech terrorism -- a rapidly growing, global problem / Karl K. Rebane -- High-tech terrorism as an increasing global problem / Karl K. Rebane -- 4. Society and structures: globalisation -- economy and culture. Globalization and culture / Ahmad Kamal -- Defending against mass-casualty terrorism: technologies enabling strategy and tactics for robust defense / Lowell Wood -- Oil policies and terror: getting off oil / William Fulkerson -- Economic factors of conflict and violence: the economics of armed conflict / Peter Lock -- 5. Society and structures: human rights -- freedom and democracy debate. When is a superpower welcome? / William R. Shea -- How freely should money flow? / Alfred Grieder -- Combating terrorism: an event tree approach / Richard Wilson -- 6. Confrontations and countermeasures: present and future confrontations. Towards an unguided world? / Anatoly L. Adamishin -- Terrorism -- defining the problem, assessing the risk / Christopher Daase -- European security: new challenges and perspectives / Tutyana Purkhalina -- Small wars -- a challenge for future security / Wolfgang Müller-Seedorf -- War for water? Transboundary freshwaters: crisis and conflicts in the short future / André Beauchamp -- Limitations of international treaties on weapons of mass destruction -- escaping the prison of the past / Terence Taylor -- 7. Confrontations and countermeasures: psychology of terrorism. The psychology of terrorism: fanatical identities / Gretty M. Mirdal -- The psychology of terrorism / Ahmad Kamal
  • 16. Permanent Monitoring Panel reports. Mother and Child Permanent Monitoring Panel: manifesto / Nathalie Charpak -- Report by Permanent Monitoring Panel on Missile Proliferation and Defense / Andrei Piontkovsky -- Limits of Development Permanent Monitoring Panel report / Hiltmar Schubert -- World Federation of Scientists/Permanent Monitoring Panel on Information Security / Henning Wegener -- Meeting of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on defense against floods and unexpected meteorological events / Robert Clark -- Water; climate; ozone and greenhouse effects; and desertification / Robert Clark -- Pollution Permanent Monitoring Panel / Richard Ragaini -- Report of the Energy Permanent Monitoring Panel / Kai Siegbahn -- Minutes of Desertification Permanent Monitoring Panel / Andrew Warren -- 17. Brain and behaviour diseases workshop. Unravelling the mysteries of schizophrenia: advances from genetic studies / Anne S. Bassett [and others] -- Genetics of substance dependence / C. Robert Cloninger -- Huntington disease and other CAG repeat disorders / P. Michael Conneally -- Dementia from brain vascular disease: the silent epidemic / Charles DeCarli -- Noncognitive symptoms of dementia: rigor and relevance / Marshal F. Folstein -- Can we find genes for common disorders? / Susan E. Folstein -- Neuropathology at the crossroads of neuropsychiatry and genetics: new insights into neuroserpin encephalopathy / Bernardino Ghetti [and others] -- The genetics and epidemiology of multiple sclerosis / Jonathan L. Haines -- Alzheimer disease: genes and environment; the value of international studies / Hugh C. Hendrie [and others] -- Genetics and the global health burden of mood disorders / Francis J. McMahon -- Violence and violent conflicts: views from affective neuroscience / Sergio Paradiso, Lauren Schrock -- The genetics of Alzheimer disease / Margaret A. Pericak-Vance -- Tau gene mutations in frontotemporal dementia and Parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 / Maria Grazia Spillantini -- Psychiatric disorders as vectors for HIV and other behaviorally transmitted infectious epidemics / Glenn J. Treisman -- Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy: current status / R.G. Will -- Neuropsychiatric aspects of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease / R.G. Will, R.S.G. Knight, M.D. Spencer -- 18. Information Security Workshop. New forms of confrontation: cyber-terrorism and cyber-crime / Ahmad Kamal -- 19. Kangaroo Mother's Care Workshop. A tool for the follow-up of your Kangaroo Mother Care: baby from birth to one year of corrected age / Nathalie Charpak [and others]
  • 8. Confrontations and countermeasures: defensive countermeasures. Nuclear and biological megaterrorism / Richard Garwin -- Has air power come of age? / Donald A. Yerxa -- Engaging the science community for homeland defense / William A. Barletta -- 9. Confrontations and countermeasures: preventive countermeasures. Literature is language struggling for more meaning (words to hurt and words to heal) / Josef Jarab -- Preventing terrorism -- from reactive to proactive strategies / Christopher Daase -- Role and significance of scientific component in the struggle against terrorism / Ashot Sarkisov -- Advances in biotechnology: safeguarding the opportunities and managing the risks / Terence Taylor -- 10. Science and technology: emergencies. Do we make ourselves? / Jürgen Mittelstrass -- Languages at risk / Alain Peyraube -- European science in a knowledge-based world (risks in a widening Europe in a narrowing world) / Norbert Kroo -- 11. Science and technology: pollution. Exposure to very low doses of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during fetal life permanently alters brain development and behavior in animals and humans / Stefano Parmigiani [and others] -- Long term stewardship of radioactive and chemical contamination / Lorne Everett, Stephen Kowall -- 12. Science and technology: climate -- greenhouse effect. The carbon cycle and anthropogenic climate change / Pieter Tans -- The climate changes in China related to global warming / Huijin Wang [and others] -- Four billion years of the carbon cycle: what's the message for us? / Ján Veizer -- 13. Science and technology: desertification -- water pollution -- algal bloom. Sandy desertification in north China / Tao Wang -- The expanding global problem of harmful algal blooms / Donald M. Anderson -- Video conference / Edward Teller -- The impacts of harmful algal events / Micheal Ó. Cinnéide -- 14. Science and technology: brain and behaviour diseases. The human genome project: its impact on complex human disorders / P. Michael Conneally -- 15. The cultural emergency -- general debate and conclusions. Language, logic and science / Antonino Zichichi -- Society and Structures Working Group A: culture, ideology, human rights, freedom and democracy / William Shea -- Society and Structures Working Group B: economy, national and regional geopolitical issues / K.C. Sivaramakrishnan -- Confrontation and Countermeasures Working Group / R.A. Mason
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