Disarmament Insight


Monday, 2 April 2007

Tune in, turn on and pod out! Disarmament Insight podcasts go live

The Disarmament Insight initiative held its first workshop with diplomats, NGOs and researchers at the Chateau de Bossey near Geneva on 19 January 2007. The meeting examined what we can learn from recent experience in improving multilateral negotiating practice.

Discussions at the workshop were according to the Chatham House Rule. However, wouldn't it be cool, we thought, if we could make the kick-off presentations available on the internet for everyone?

Voila! Copying and then pasting the URL into your browser's navigation bar will take you to the Disarmament Insight podcast site:


We hope you enjoy the 3 presentations there:

- David Atwood on limits and possibilities for Non-Governmental Organisations in multilateral disarmament diplomacy;

- Daniel Prins presenting a diplomat's perspective on engineering progress in multilateral disarmament; and

- my own presentation, entitled "Freakomacy: exploring the hidden side of disarmament review conferences".

The site also contains information about how to listen to these audio podcasts online or save them to your computer or music player. Note that you need iTunes and Quicktime Player or other software that plays AAC format files for these pod casts to work. If you don't have them, Mac and Windows versions of both apps can be downloaded free from www.apple.com/itunes.

Feel free to share these audio podcasts with others. Our podcast site is only a few days old and as such may still have a few wrinkles to be ironed out. But in coming months we intend to put more podcasts here on the web, as well as add our site to the iTunes store podcast directory to make them easy to find (don't worry, they'll remain free).

Tune in, turn on and pod out!

John Borrie