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February 20th 2011
Thursday 19
th August  09.30-18.00


Co Chairs Dr Sally Leivesley and Dr A.L. (Leigh) Moore
PMP-MTA Report Preparation and Planning Meeting
Theme: CBRNE Terrorism Mitigation: One Science for Global Cooperation

09.30-11 SESSION No 1

09.30 Introduction
Administration     Work Objectives 19th, 24-25
th August
Mitigation Activity Reports by Members for 2009-2010

10.00 Special Report: Global trends in Nuclear Security and Nuclear Threats
Professor Richard Garwin L. Garwin (Emeritus Chair)

10.20 Special Report: The Contributions of Science to Diplomacy for Mitigation of Terrorist Acts
Professor Charles Ferguson

RV Duncan Use of cell phones in emergency response
C Ferguson The ecology of International Security
Annette Sobel   Response to bioterrorism

Steinhauser  Weapons of Mass disturbance
Alderdice   Potential for the Irrational in Science

Seminars on Planetary emergencies 43rd session

Session number 9  Sunday 22nd August 2010 11.30 - 13.00

FOCUS: Scientific Contributions to Biosecurity and Mitigation of Terrorism

Chairman A. Zichichi – Co-chairs S. Leivesley & A. L. Moo
Monday 23rd August 2010

Annual report of Permanent Monitoring Panel on Mitigation of Terrorist Acts
A l. (Leigh) Moore (co-Chairman)

WORKSHOP for Terrorism Mitigation         
24-25 August 2010

Tuesday 24 August
Co-Chairs Dr. Sally Leivesley Dr. A.L (Leigh) Moore

Theme: Scenario Testing: One Science Global Cooperation for CBRNE Terrorism Mitigation
Co-Chairs Dr. Sally Leivesley Dr. A.L (Leigh) Moore

Special Reports for guidance of the workshop sessions were delivered on 19th August    
Special Reports on Mitigation of Terrorist Acts
Global trends in Nuclear Security and Nuclear Threats 

Richard Garwin L. Garwin (Emeritus Chair)
The Contributions of Science to Diplomacy for Mitigation of Terrorist Acts

Charles Ferguson
Strategic Terrorism Papers: Terrorism and Bio security
Systems of Priorities in the Field of International Co-operation to Mitigate Terrorism

 Vassily Krivihizha
Russian Interests on terrorism

Bio-security Culture

Notes on Development of Bio-Security Analysis
 Diego Buriot
        Biological Threats Present and Future
also file version

Zaitseva, University of Salzberg Austria
        Supply and Demand in Nuclear Trafficing 20 years in Review

R Rajaraman  (presented at the Workshop by Dr Sally Leivesley on behalf of Professor Rajaraman)
Terrorism in India and the State Response

Workshop Road Map for Global Scientific Contributions
Dr A. Leigh Moore

Systems of Priorities in the Field of International Co-operation to Mitigate Terrorism

Krivihizha Russian Interests on terrorism

Bio-security Culture
Diego Buriot

Road Map for Global Scientific Contributions
Dr Leigh Moore

Wednesday 25 August     Co-Chairs Dr. Sally Leivesley and Dr. A.L (Leigh) Moore

Workshop Scenario Nuclear/Radiological: Immediate Evaluation 
Richard Garwin
Discussion / Outcomes Documentation

Public misunderstanding of hazards and risks: The case of Radiation History, cases, possible solutions
Richard Wilson, Harvard University

Scenario Preparation for CBRNE Longer Term Recovery: Criticalities for Intervention and Training 

Global One Science Contributions to Mitigation of Terrorism
Friedrich Steinhaeusler, Annette Sobel, Diego Buriot 

PMP-MTA Workshop Overview Comments
John Alderdice

Report of Workshop
Sally Leivesley

Sally's suggested reading before August meeting 2010

The BRIDGE Volume 40, Number 2 • Summer 2010 including the following:

East-West institute on Iran nuclear bombs
Jessica Stern on  "Mind over Martyr"
Nuclear Dangers
   George Bugliarello
North Korea’s Choice: Bombs over Electricity    Siegfried S. Hecker, Sean C. Lee, and Chaim Braun

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Status, Risks, and Consequences     Brian Radzinsky and George Perkovich
A Nuclear Explosion in a City or an Attack on a Nuclear Reactor     Richard L. Garwin
28 Reducing the Consequences of a Nuclear Detonation:  Recent Research    Brooke Buddemeier

39 Medical Preparedness and Response to Nuclear Terrorism   Georges C. Benjamin
45 Radiological Terrorism: First Responders and Communicating Risk   John F. Ahearn

Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture

Pontificia Academia Scientiarum
The Vatican, November 25th, 2009
The crucial Role of Science (and scientists) in Public Affairs
A suggestion for coping with terrorism
Richard Wilson, Harvard University
Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily
Workshop of the Permenent Monitoring Panel on Mitigation of Terrorist Acts
24th and 25th August 2009

CBRN Terrorism Mitigation: One Science for Global Cooperation to Mitigate Terrorist Acts
(CBRN = Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear)

Overview of CBRN Terrorism Mitigation,              password protected                                                                           Professor RL Garwin 

Politicization in the Process of International Cooperation to Mitigate Nuclear Terrorism: Some Dubious Results.    Dr. V Krivokhizha
India's Response to the Prospect of WMD Terrorism,                          password protected                                           Professor R Rajaraman
Motivations for Terrorism,                                                                                                                                                 Lord John Alderdice
Review of Social and Political Approaches to CBRN Terrorism,                                                                                    Lord John Alderdice

2.  Immediate Evaluation: Nuclear, Radiological, Chemical and Biological

Introduction to the Development of CBRN Event Mitigation,                                                                                      Professor F Steinhausler
Immediate Evaluation of Radiological and Nuclear Attacks,                                                                                          Professor RL Garwin
One Science for CBRN Mitigation,         password potected                                                                                           Professor AL Sobel M.D.
Notional BW Exercise,                                                                                                                                                      Professor A.L. Sobel, M.D.

3.  Risk Communications and Near-real-time Evaluation of Terrorist Acts

The need for a corps of radiation workers for immediate assignment,                                                                             Richard Wilson
The Position and the role of a journalist on the spot after an unexpected disaster,                                                         Bertil Galland
Immediate Communications in the CBRN Environment,                                                                                                  Professor RV Duncan
Scientifically Informed Communications,                                                                                                                           Professor R Wilson

4.  Recovery 100 Days after Terrorist Acts

Scenario CBRN Post-Attack 100 Days: Recovery, Risk and Communication,                                                             Professor F Steinhausler
5.   Summary

CBRN Terrorism Mitigation, New Aspects,                                                                        Professor F. Steinhausler and Professor A.L. Sobel

Contributors and Attendees

Dr Sally Leivesley  (Chair)
Lord John Alderdice
Dr Diego Buriot (Absent)
Professor Rob V Duncan (Observer)
Bertil Galland (Observer)
Professor Richard L Garwin
Dr Vasiliy I Krivokhizha
Dr Alan Leigh Moore (Co-Chair, Absent)
Professor R Rajaraman
Professor Annette L Sobel M.D.
Professor Friedrich Steinhausler
Professor Richard Wilson (Absent)
Lyudmila Zaitseva (Observer)

Attendees at selected sessions

Dr Carl O. Bauer
Dr Michael C MacCracken
Dr James Rispoli


Previous important Documents of the Panel
Synthesis of 2004 position papers
Submission to US Nuclear Regulatory Commission on a hearing about Radiological Dispersion Devices (dirty bombs)

Responding to the prospect of Dirty Dust (Radiological Dispersal Device)  Report In August 2008
Radiation_Exposure_incident_in Goiana_(Brazil)
"The Risks of Extinction"  Paper by Matheny
Leivesly_2008 Returning to Work 48 hours after an RDD
Websites of Important related organizaions

associated private website

Other Documents discussed or proposed to be discussed by PMP-MTA

Planning guide for Nuclear detonations  (DHS 2009)
Security of Radioactive sources - Bunn and Bielefeld
July 2009 agreement of EU and CERN to cooperat
Applying uncommon Sense to Risks by Greenberg and Lowrie