Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Space Café Canada with Dr. Jessica West

February 25 @ 12:00 pm


This Space Café Canada will feature Paul Meyer, former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, founding member of the Outer Space Institute, and currently a Fellow in International Security at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, in conversation with Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global.

Is Arms Control Rocket Science?

As another initiative related to arms control in outer space gets under way at the United Nations, we are compelled to ask: why has this been so hard?

This episode of Space Café Canada will feature Paul Meyer, whose work on arms control in outer space spans diplomatic, academic, and advocacy efforts. As Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva from 2003 to 2007 and the CD’s Special Coordinator for its agenda item Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) in 2007, Paul is uniquely placed to help us understand why, more than 40 years after arms control in outer space was first discussed at the UN General Assembly, so little progress has been made. But while Paul has been witness to numerous setbacks, he has also seen opportunities for progress, including the upcoming Open-Ended Working Group on norms of responsible behaviour in outer space.

More and more weapons systems that target objects in outer space are being developed and tested, so the stakes are high. Join us for an in-depth discussion on the past, present, and future of arms control in outer space. It’s not rocket science … or is it?

To register please click here


Space Café Canada 


Online Event
View Venue Website

Office Address

Project Ploughshares
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6 Canada
Phone: 519-888-6541 • FAX: 519-888-0018
Toll Free Number: 1-888-907-3223
Email: plough@ploughshares.ca


Project Ploughshares is the peace research institute of The Canadian Council of Churches.

And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore. – Isaiah 2:4

Copyright © 2018 Project Ploughshares • Site by: CSS & CSS UK