Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference
Queen’s University professor Anthony Seaboyer, a nuclear proliferation expert at the Queen’s Centre for International Relations, is available to talk about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference that starts today in New York City.
“This is the biggest chance since these conferences started in the early 1970s to have a positive outcome and get rid of nuclear weapons. This is mostly due to President Barack Obama. He’s changed the whole way the topic is perceived and put it on top of world’s agenda,” says Professor Seaboyer. “Even though Canada doesn’t have nuclear weapons, Canada has always been at forefront of this issue. They have had more people working on this issue than most European countries, including Germany."
Professor Seaboyer is in New York City this week and is attending the conference as an observer. Many world leaders will be attending the conference including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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