Nuclear Proliferation, Deterrence and Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Approaches

University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway, 1-4 Suffolk Street SW1Y 4HG (near Trafalgar Square)

TIME:    16.00-17.45  


  • Bishop Robert McElroy U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Des Browne. Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Maryann Cusimano Love, Associate Professor of International Relations, The Catholic University of America
  • Moderator: Patricia Lewis Chatham House
Although his encyclical on the environment captured headlines, Pope Francis also has pressed the moral case for a world free of nuclear weapons.  Statements at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons have raised questions about shifts in Vatican policy, consternation from some nuclear weapons states and a sense of possibility for those working to eliminate these weapons.  This event will consider the moral and policy implications of major new initiatives by Pope Francis and the Holy See on nuclear proliferation, deterrence and disarmament.  
Sponsored by
  • Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
  • Deutsche Bischofskonferenz
  • Justice et Paix, Conférence des évêques de France
  • Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame 
  • Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
  • Institut fur Theologie und Frieden
  • Catholic Peacebuilding Network
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP (required for admission) here
For more information, contact Rina Buznea, University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway: [email protected];  0207-484-7800. Gerard Powers, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame: [email protected]; (1) 574-631-3765.  
Des Browne
Des Browne

Vice Chair, NTI