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.
It is a central purpose of Pugwash to communicate with governments about ethical issues that arise from professional scientific activity. In a talk on 28 November 2007 at UCL, Tony Benn reflected on this from a lifetime of political experience.
At a public discussion meeting on10 May 2007, Lord Roper, former Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the House of Lords and Professorial Fellow at the Institute for German Studies of the University of Birmingham discussed the deployment of military force by NATO and the EU since the end of the Cold War.