NB. Audio from the event can be found here. On 8th December Jayantha Dhanapala, the President of Pugwash and former Under-Secretary-General of the UN, spoke to students at SOAS about nuclear issues in South Asia. He covered the relationships between nuclear-armed states like India, China and Pakistan but also how non-nuclear states perceive and interact […]
Archive | 2016
Physics students get political – University of Nottingham seminar
On 28th November, two members of the British Pugwash Executive Committee addressed an undergraduate Physics class at University of Nottingham. It was a lively two hours, in which students, their Professor and Pugwashites debated the ethics of autonomous robots weapons (‘Killer Robots’), the intergenerational fairness of nuclear waste storage policies and learnt about early attempts by physicists, […]
Introduction to Pugwash – Leeds Student / Young Pugwash
Leeds Student / Young Pugwash held its first meeting on 24th November 2016, where students learnt about the history of Pugwash and brainstormed ideas for future activity. This Pugwash group covers all universities in Leeds. To find out more, email is firstname.lastname@example.org and Facebook is here.
Rotblat Lecture 2016: William Perry ‘My Journey to the nuclear brink’
The 12th Joseph Rotblat Lecture at the Hay Festival, held on 2 June 2016 in cooperation with WMD Awareness, featured William Perry, Bill Clinton’s Defence Secretary on ‘My Journey at the Nuclear Brink’, in conversation with Nik Gowing.
Global energy strategies with low temperature rises
In a lecture at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on 24 November 2016, Dr Christopher Watson and Jef Ongena explored energy strategies that give a mean surface temperature rise of less than 2 degrees by 2100, as required by the Paris Agreement, using the DECC Global Calculator.
Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Future of SSBNs, September 2016 Conference: Reports
Two new reports assess the effect of emerging undersea technologies on ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) and strategic stability. They arise from work led by British Pugwash with BASIC in a close, supporting role.