RWTHextern Lecture Series on Chemical Weapons




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Professor Harald John of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the German Armed Forces will speak on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, on the topic of "The Trace of Chemical Warfare Agents: Methods for the Forensic Detection of Poisoning." This event is taking place as part of the lecture series "Chemical Weapons - Why a Discussion is Topical and Necessary" of the RWTHextern Citizens' Forum.


Although chemical weapons have been banned internationally since 1997, they are still being used. The Citizens' Forum RWTHextern invites you to a series of lectures highlighting the threat posed by chemical weapons, how it can be proven that they have been used and the role that politics has to play. The concluding panel discussion will focus on how to deal with security-related research.

Further Dates

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Dr. Angela Kane, former United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs:
"The Role of Diplomacy in the Investigation of Chemical Weapons Use."

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

"Chemical Weapons Ban - What Should Happen in Research and Education?"
Panel discussion with:

  • Dr. Una Jakob, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
  • RWTH Professor Saskia Nagel, Applied Ethics
  • Dr. Hans-Georg Weinig, Association of German Chemists

Host: RWTH-Professor Malte Göttsche, Experimental Physics – Nuclear Verification and Disarmament

All events start at 6pm in lecture hall H06 at the C.A.R.L., Claßenstraße 11 in Aachen. Admission is free of charge, you do not need to register beforehand.