Select Videos from the 2017 CTBTO Science and Technology Conference

Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization Dr. Lassina Zerbo (beginning at 1 hour and 10 minutes) provided closing remarks at the conclusion of the 2017 Science and Technology Conference in Vienna at the Hofburg Palace. He focused on the need for science alongside politics, for engagement between disciplines, and for involvement of youth to raise awareness of the treaty.

Other key videos from the 5 day conference are noted below:

VIDEO: Closing speech by Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Dr. Lassina Zerbo, June 30, 2017. (20 minutes)

VIDEO: Keynote speech at the Closing Ceremony by CTBTO GEM Member, former Secretary of State for Defense for the United Kingdom, and Co-Chair of the Nuclear Threat Initaitive Lord Des Browne of Ladyton, June 30, 2017. (25 minutes)

VIDEO: "Panel Discussion—Advancing the CTBT with Science Diplomacy: Learning from the Past to Enable Confidence Building Across Scientific Communities." Moderator: Grigory Berdennikov, Russia's Ambassador-at-Large; Panelists: Anatoli Diakov, Jonathan Forman, William Potter, and Special Appearance by Dr. Strangelove. (1 hour, 45 minutes.)

VIDEO: "Panel Discussion—Utilizing Monitoring Technologies for Global Development: Exploring Potential Applications of IMS data to Support the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement, and Disaster Risk Reduction," Moderator: Patrck Grenard, CTBTO; Opening Address: José Fidel Santana Núñez, Cuban Deputy Minister of Science; Panelists: Abel Adelakun Ayoko, Bruce Howe, Yoshiyuki, Gérard Rambolamanana, June 30, 2017. (1 hour, 30 minutes)

VIDEO: "Science in Support of Global Policy Decisions," Chaired by: Christopher Timperley of the OPCW and Gustavo Haquin Gerade of the Soreq Nuclear Research Center in Jerusalem. Jonathan Forman of the OCPW also speaks about "Bringing Scientific Insights into Disarmament Policy: Science Advice at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons," June 29, 2017. (50 minutes)

VIDEO: "The CTBT and the Ban Treaty", presentation by Dr. Edward Ifft, Georgetown University, June 28, 2017

VIDEO "Panel Discussion—Training, Education, and Public Advocacy for the CTBT: The Role of Academia in Securitng the Treaty's Entry into Force and Universalization," William Potter, Duyeon Kim, Allen Sens, Sahil Shah, Jo-Ansie van Wyck, Matthew Yeldin, June 28, 2017. (2 hours)

VIDEO: Kyle Pilutti, moderator; Shervin Taheran, and Autumn Bordner, "CTBTO Youth Group Panel Discussions—Nuclear Testing and Use," June 28, 2017. (40 minutes)

VIDEO: Rizwan Asghar, moderator; Sarah Bidgood, Sylvia Mishra, Karim El-Baz, Deepshika Kumari, Saurabh Sharma"CTBTO Youth Group Presentations—The CTBT as a Confidence Building Measure," June 28, 2017. (1 hour)

VIDEO: Aditi Malhorta, moderator; Shizuka Kuramitsu, Brenna Gautam, Asya Shavrova  "CTBTO Youth Group Presentations—Advocacy and Outreach," June 28, 2017. (25 minutes)

VIDEO: "Panel Discussion—Global Verification Capability: The Five Announced DPRK Nuclear Tests," Moderator: W. Randy Bell; Panelists: Steven Gibbons, Chiappini Massimo, öcal Necmioglu, Anders Ringbom, Kim Won-Young, June 28, 2017. (1 hour, 30 minutes)

VIDEO: High Level Opening of the CTBT: Science and Technology 2017 Conference, Part 1. "CTBTO Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Keynote Addresses," Introduction: Sanam Shantyaei, France24; Opening Remarks: CTBTO Executive Secretary Dr. Lassina Zerbo and Austrian Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration, and Foreign Affairs Michael Linhart; Keynotes: Princess Sumaya of Jordan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan; Maria Candida Pereira Teixeira, Angolan Minister for Science and Technology; and Pascale Ultré Guérard, National Centre for Space Studies, France, June 27, 2017. (1 hour, 10 minutes)

VIDEO: High Level Opening of the CTBT: Science and Technology 2017 Conference, Part 2. “Panel Discussion—Seizing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges: The CTBT’s Relevance in a Dynamic Global Context,” Panelists: José Luis Cancela, Uruguay; Grigory Berdennikov, Russia; Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica; William Potter, United States, June 27, 2017. (1 hour, 20 minutes)

VIDEO: "Radionuclide Analysis Demonstration," June 27, 2017. (50 minutes)

VIDEO: "Workshop—Best Practices for Social Media Advocacy," Karin Orantes, UN Social Media team, June 26, 2017. (1 hour, 20 minutes)