Events – British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:27:54 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://i1.wp.com/britishpugwash.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bpico.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Events – British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org 32 32 146896316 SYP UK Annual Conference – 7th March 2020 – Save the date! https://britishpugwash.org/syp-uk-annual-conference-7th-march-2020-save-the-date/ Fri, 27 Dec 2019 16:21:54 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4805 Warwick Technology and Peace Conference (SYP UK Annual Conference 2020)

This year’s SYP UK Annual Conference will focus on the risks posed by emerging technologies, as well as political and technical solutions to control them.…

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Warwick Technology and Peace Conference (SYP UK Annual Conference 2020)

This year’s SYP UK Annual Conference will focus on the risks posed by emerging technologies, as well as political and technical solutions to control them.

It will be explore military tech, surveillance tech and the convergence of emerging tech.

Keynote speeches from representatives of:

  • Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
  • Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
  • Effective Altruism society

Facebook event here

Location is University of Warwick // Co-hosted by SYP UK and Warwick Pugwash Society // More details to follow

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Multimedia from past conferences:

This is will be the fifth Annual Student/Young Pugwash UK conference.

Multimedia from our previous conferences is here

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[SOLD OUT] The End of Nuclear Weapons? (28th Nov, KCL) https://britishpugwash.org/the-end-of-nuclear-weapons/ Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:30:56 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4694

Unfortunately, due to high demand, tickets are no longer available for this event.

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British Pugwash will screen the new, hour-long documentary – The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons – about the ideas and campaigners behind the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons.…

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Unfortunately, due to high demand, tickets are no longer available for this event.

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British Pugwash will screen the new, hour-long documentary – The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons – about the ideas and campaigners behind the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons.

Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3_bKtdtqRM&t=1s

Following this, Dr Salma Shaheen (War Studies, KCL) will chair a discussion between two Pugwash members: BASIC’s Paul Ingram (a friendly critic of the Treaty) and KCL’s Dr Lyndon Burford (Treaty supporter)

This is a public event – Open to ALL!

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Time/Date: 6pm to 8pm, Thurs 28th November 2019

The venue is Room K3.11, King’s Building, Strand Campus, The Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

Register free here: https://ban-treaty-kcl.eventbrite.co.uk

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Background on the ‘Nuclear Ban Treaty’ – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_on_the_Prohibition_of_Nuclear_Weapons

Dr Shaheen’s latest book – Nuclear Command and Control Norms – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuclear-Command-Control-Norms-Comparative/dp/1138349291

Dr Burford’s staff page – KCL – https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/dr-lyndon-burford

Paul Ingram’s staff page – British American Security Information Council – https://basicint.org/our-staff/paul-ingram/

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Ethics of Biotech – 17th Oct – Warwick Pugwash event https://britishpugwash.org/ethics-of-biotech-17th-oct-warwick-pugwash-event/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:15:07 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4687 Warwick Pugwash Student Society (WPSS) welcomes Dr. Simon Jenkins for a discussion about recent discoveries in the field of biotechnology and gene editing, and the ethical concerns that arise around them.…

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Warwick Pugwash Student Society (WPSS) welcomes Dr. Simon Jenkins for a discussion about recent discoveries in the field of biotechnology and gene editing, and the ethical concerns that arise around them.

After the event, attendees will go to Terrace Bar to continue the conversation.

There will be free pizza during the talk.

All welcome!

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Doha announced as host of 63rd Pugwash Conference, March 2020 https://britishpugwash.org/doha-announced-as-host-of-63rd-pugwash-conference-march-2020/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:48:52 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4644 Pugwash is pleased to announce that the 63rd Pugwash International Conference will take place from 1 – 5 March 2020, kindly hosted by the Government of the State of Qatar in Doha.…

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Pugwash is pleased to announce that the 63rd Pugwash International Conference will take place from 1 – 5 March 2020, kindly hosted by the Government of the State of Qatar in Doha.

In preparation, Pugwash Secretary General Paolo Cotta Ramusino and Senior Program Coordinator Claudia Vaughn visited Doha, Qatar, for organizational meetings in July 2019, including meeting with the General-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ahmad Hassen Al-Hammadi.

Details about how to apply to attend or present at the 63rd Pugwash Conference will be released in due course.


  • Pugwash Conferences are normally preceded by an International Student/Young Pugwash conference. Details will be released via the ISYP website in due course here
  • More information on the International Pugwash website here

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Arms Control Winter Course, Italy – International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO) – Jan 2020 https://britishpugwash.org/arms-control-winter-course-italy-international-school-on-disarmament-and-research-on-conflicts-isodarco-jan-2020/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:40:10 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4638 Details have now been released of the fantastic ISODARCO Winter Course, organised by Italian Pugwash.

Full details and registration is online here: www.isodarco.it

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59th Winter Course of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO)

Subject: Emerging Technologies, Evolving Nuclear Postures, and Deteriorating Norms: is the Global Nuclear Order Eroding?

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Details have now been released of the fantastic ISODARCO Winter Course, organised by Italian Pugwash.

Full details and registration is online here: www.isodarco.it

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59th Winter Course of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO)

Subject: Emerging Technologies, Evolving Nuclear Postures, and Deteriorating Norms: is the Global Nuclear Order Eroding?

Venue: Andalo (Trento, Italy), Date: 8-15 January 2020

Principal Lecturers:

Joan S. Johnson-Freese, Naval War College

Rebecca Gibbson, Belfer Center, Harvard University

Vladimir Kozin, Moscow State Institute of International relations

Adil Sultan Muhammad, Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies, Islamabad

Theodore Postol, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tariq Rauf, Canada

Philip Reiner, CEO, Technology for Global Security, Palo Alto

Carl Robichaud, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Frank Sauer, Bundeswehr University, Munich

Scott Smitson, US Southern Command

Nina Tannenwald, Brown University

Beyza Unal, Chatham House

Heather Williams, King’s College, London

Wu Riqiang, Renmin University of China.

Confirmations are expected from other eminent experts who have been invited to lecture at the course.


Group photo from ISODARCO 2019

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Pugwash training day – DIY Video – Create compelling videos to spread the message https://britishpugwash.org/pugwash-training-day-diy-video-create-compelling-videos-to-spread-the-message/ Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:47:10 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4602 British Pugwash and Christian CND are co-hosting a media training day that will focus on how to produce compelling videos to promote a cause, explain an issue and reach new audiences.…

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British Pugwash and Christian CND are co-hosting a media training day that will focus on how to produce compelling videos to promote a cause, explain an issue and reach new audiences.

Spaces are limited. If you would like to apply, please complete a short form here.

We’re working with ShortForm Media (here), a video production company that creates content for charities, to design a workshop for Pugwash / Christian CND members and others in the peace movement to create great online content with affordable (and easy to use!) equipment.

Details:

DIY Video Day, Sat 9th Nov 2019, Methodist Central (Manchester)

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to engage their audience with smart video content but doesn’t know where to start. At the end of the workshop you will be equipped to begin making your own video content with the minimum gear required.

The workshop will cover:

  • Breakdown of video production
  • Planning for your shoot
  • Getting the best out of limited equipment
  • The importance of Sound
  • Shooting and lighting Interviews
  • Shooting Events
  • Editing software that won’t break the bank
  • How to get the best out of your footage
  • Assembly / music / graphics / captions
  • Best formats for web upload
  • How to push your video online

How to book:

  • Spaces are limited. If you would like to apply, please complete a short form here.
  • Attendance is free.
  • If you have any questions, please contact syp@britishpugwash.org

NB. We want you to get as much as possible from this workshop. In the application form, you will be asked what you hope to achieve by attending. Your responses will help us tweak the content of the day.

 

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