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The ASA

NEWSLETTER

11-2

December 15, 2011

issue number 143

 

copyright © 2011 ASA, Inc.

 

Editor: Dr. Barbara B. S. Price

For professionals in government, industry and academia in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear protection, defense and counterterrorism; public health and emerging diseases; disarmament and nonproliferation; emergency and disaster planning; industrial health and safety; and environmental protection.

ASA 11-2, Issue No. 143, December, 2011


Graham S. Pearson is a Visiting Professor of International Security in the Division of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, UK. He was previously the Director-General of the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down, UK. He has devoted a considerable portion of his career to promoting and advancing the BTWC and its implementation.

The Seventh BTWC Review Conference

by Graham S. Pearson

The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) will take place in Geneva starting on Monday 5 December and finishing on Thursday 22 December 2011. Ambassador Paul van den IJssel of the Netherlands is the President-Designate, Ambassador Desra Percaya of Indonesia is the Chair of the Committee of the Whole and Judit Körömi of Hungary is the Chair of the Drafting Committee. The Preparatory Committee meeting for the Review Conference was held in Geneva on 13 - 15 April 2011 when 93 States Parties participated - some 15 more than at the corresponding Preparatory Committee meeting in 2006 prior to the Sixth Review Conference.

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Dr. DeBell is one of the US's leading scientists and consultants in BW defense. His friendship and collaboration with ASA is easily seen in the heartfelt testimonial he wrote for Richard Price.

Richard M. Price:
A Short Testimonial

by Robert M. DeBell

In 1998, I boarded a plane bound for Sydney, Australia out of San Francisco. The International Unions of Microbiological Societies meetings were being held there for a few weeks, and as a Department of Defense contractor working in the field of biological weapons defense, I was assigned the responsibility of attending the meetings and determining the latest technological advances being developed and used for research. This trip was particularly eventful, however, because the more than 20 hours it took to get to Sydney was an opportunity to interact with other professionals on the plane.

During this transit, I met a rather diminutive individual with an engaging smile, cordial demeanor, and an irresistible charm. Although this gentleman was unknown to me as a microbiologist, he was polite and initiated conversation that was important to the ongoing discussion with Dr. Peter Jahrling, a world expert on pox viruses. This meeting was my first introduction to Richard Price.

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Dr. Benjamin Garrett continues his well-conceived series on our fellow professionals who have influenced the direction and course of history in CBR warfare and defense.

Profiles in CBR History:
French Biographical Series

by Benjamin Garrett

The profiles of French scientists who were active in selecting and developing chemical warfare agents during World War One (WWI) started in ASA 10-3, Issue 138, and continued in ASA 11-1, Issue 141. Many are not familiar with their specific contributions, perhaps because of the controversies after the war regarding the use of chemical weapons. The profiles in this ASA Newsletter are for
André-Jean Kling
Charles-Victor Mauguin
Adolphe Lepape
Louis-Jacques Simon

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The Professional Library
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CBMTS IX. Call for Papers
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ASA, CBMTS and IINPS

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CBMTS IX Planning Meeting

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Sampling of CBMTS IX Abstracts
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ON THE STREET

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INDUSTRY NOTES
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Brazilian Army CTEx
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Importance of Disease Surveillance in BW
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Countermeasures to Increased CBR Risks
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Weekly WMD News Summary
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