A session of the Euroscience Open Forum in Barcelona on 19 July 2008, organised by British and French Pugwash and the WMD Awareness Programme, discussed the way in which scientific and technical considerations are used in nuclear weapons decision-making in Europe, and contrasted it with the situation in the US.
Pugwash President Amb. Jayantha Dhanapala gave the keynote address on 13 June 2008, Brunei Gallery, SOAS. The meeting was co-sponsored by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS and British Pugwash.
Philippe Sands, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals, Faculty of Law, University College London, gave the 2008 Joseph Rotblat memorial lecture at the Hay Festival on 1 June, co-sponsored by British Pugwash and the WMD Awareness Programme.