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2021 Hiroshima - ICAN Academy

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Welcome to the Hiroshima - ICAN Academy! ICAN and the Hiroshima Prefecture are very excited to provide what we sincerely hope will be an enriching and inspirational learning experience for you.

The ICAN team, including the main course operators from ICAN partner Peace Boat, are at your service for any questions, comments or concerns that you have throughout the course. Please don't hesitate to get in touch!

The Academy 2021 participants are required to read and watch the following materials, in addition to the preparatory material for the application. We structured the materials into four themes. Each theme has required and suggested materials. Some of the materials are protected with passwords. Please refer to the Guidance for Participants.

 

Theme 1: Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Required videos

  1. Cannon Hersey, “Hiroshima Revealed”, 2015: Cannon Hersey visited the present day Hiroshima to trace his grandfather John Hersey's footsteps as he wanted to understand his grandfather's feelings when he was writing the book "Hiroshima".
    Part I  (49min)
    Part II  (50min)
  2. Virtual visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 1Future, 2020-2021: Visit the website of 1Future, an international artists' platform, and try a 3D walk through experience / portrait of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.  You can also see the digital 3D still life artworks made from A-bombed objects in the museum. 
  3. Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), “Virtual Tour of RERF”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (22min)
  4. Sue Coleman-Haseldine speech at the UN conference to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, 2017

 Required readings

  1. Robert Jacobs, “The Radiation That Makes People Invisible: A Global Hibakusha  Perspective, The Asia Pacific Journal Japan Focus, Volume 12 | Issue 31 | Number 1, 2014
  2. Dimity Hawkins, “Monte Bello, Emu Field and Maralinga Test Sites,briefing paper presented to the UN side event co-sponsored by Pace University’s International Disarmament Institute, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office and the World Council of Churches, 2018
  3. Owen B. Toon, et al, “Rapidly expanding nuclear arsenals in Pakistan and India portend regional and global catastrophe, Science Advances, 2019
  4. Mary Olson, “Human consequences of radiation: A gender factor in atomic harm”, Civil Society Engagement in Disarmament Processes - The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Ban, Civil Society and Disarmament 2016, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, 2016

 Suggested videos

  1. Robert Jacobs, “The Global Hibakusha,Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (18min)
  2. Debbie Carmody speaks at Ban School,ICAN Australia, 2021 (39min)

 Suggested readings

  1. Setsuko Thurlow, “Setsuko Thurlow remembers the Hiroshima bombing, Arms Control Today, July/August 2020
  2. Erika Hayasaki, “Daughters of the Bomb: A Story of Hiroshima, Racism and Human Rights, Narratively, 2020
  3. ICAN, Black Mist - The impact of nuclear weapons on Australia, 2014

 

Theme 2: Political, Legal, and Technical Aspects of Nuclear Weapons and Global Security

Required Videos

  1. Nick Ritchie, “Nuclear deterrence and its problems”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2021, 2021 (19 min)
  2. Laura Considine, “Power and Global Nuclear Order”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2021, 2021 (17 min)

Required readings

  1. Michael MccGwire, “Nuclear Deterrence”, International Affairs 82, 4 (2006) 771–784, 2006
  2. Anne I. Harrington, Eliza Gheorghe and Anya Loukianova Fink, “What arguments motivate citizens to demand nuclear disarmament?”, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2017
  3. Henry Kissinger, William Perry, George Shultz and Sam Nunn, “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons, The Wall Street Journal, 4 January 2007
  4. John Deutch and Harold Brown, ‘The Nuclear Disarmament Fantasy’, The Wall Street Journal, 19 November 2007

 Suggested videos

  1. Treasa Dunworth, “Overview of legal framework on regulating Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (13 min)
  2. Kjølv Egeland, “Overview of political and historical framework on regulating Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (16 min)
  3. Tatsujiro Suzuki, “Era of New Nuclear Threats: 100 Seconds to Midnight, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (13 min)

 Suggested readings

  1. Jules Feiffer’s cartoon, “Boom
  2. Open-source intelligence challenges state monopolies on information, The Economist, 2021

 

Theme 3: Civil Society in Action

Required videos

  1. Mary Popeo et al., “Young Activists in Japan, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (27min)
  2. The trees that survived the bombing of Hiroshima, BBC, 2020 (4 min)

Required readings

  1. Motoko Mekata, “How Transnational Civil Society Realized the BanTreaty: An Interview with Beatrice Fihn, Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, March 13, 2018
  2. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN Annual Report 2020 
  3. Kakuwaka: a group of young people actively thinking about nuclear weapons, Hiroshima for Global Peace, 2021 

Suggested videos

  1. Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels, “Out of Hiroshima, Into the Future - Life and Art in the Nuclear Age,2021
  2. A Messenger for Peace - Where we call home, NHK World, 2021 (27 min)
  3. ANT-Hiroshima’s YouTube channel with Hibakusha’s testimonies in various languages

Suggested readings

  1. Ray Acheson, “A feminist critique of the atomic bomb, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2018
  2. Sumiko Hatakeyama and Akira Kawasaki, Navigating Disarmament Education: The Peace Boat Model, Civil Society and Disarmament 2020, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, 2020

Theme 4 Diplomacy for Disarmament and Security, and the Role of the United Nations

Required readings

  1. Tariq Rauf, Is Past Prologue? Examining NPT Review Conference Commitments, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), 2020
  2. P5 Joint Statement on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, October 24, 2018
  3. UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the World Health Assembly, “COVID-19 Must Be Global Wake-Up Call, May 18, 2020
  4. Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe), Hiroshima Initiative -Global Call to Action to End Nuclear Weapons,2020 

Suggested readings

  1. Ray Acheson, 2020 NPT Briefing Book, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, March 2020

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  • Daniel Hogsta
    published this page in Campaign News 2021-09-21 16:30:29 +0200