Archive | December, 2018

SYP UK papers from Kazakhstan conference published

In August 2017, senior and youth members of International Pugwash met in Astana, Kazakhstan, for the 62nd Pugwash Conference – ‘Confronting New Nuclear Dangers’ (multimedia here).

Russian Pugwash has recently published a selection of papers from the conference, in their new publication ‘Global and regional security issues and prospects for cooperation’.…

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Nottingham meeting, 6/12/18: Self-driving cars, drones and ‘Killer Robots’

On 6th December, Pugwashite Professor John Finney (Physics, UCL) spoke to Physics students at University of Nottingham about some of the complex ethical and legal questions raised by emerging technologies, particularly remotely-controlled and autonomous vehicles (including weapons systems).…

Rotblat Memorial Lecture – ‘Cold War Nuclear Confrontation: Lessons for Today’ – 21st November 2018

On 21st November, British Pugwash was delighted to co-organise with the Polish Embassy UK the Sir Joseph Rotblat Memorial Lecture. This year’s topic was:

Joseph Rotblat and the Cold War Nuclear Confrontation: Lessons for Today’

Our guest speaker was Sir Rodric Braithwaite GCMG.…