Recently published – British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:40:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://i0.wp.com/britishpugwash.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bpico.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Recently published – British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org 32 32 146896316 British Pugwash Newsletter – August 2019 https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-newsletter-august-2019/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:39:44 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4662 Topics covered in the British Pugwash Autumn 2019 Newsletter include:

  • Ethical Science Mini-Conference: Nottingham, All welcome!
  • Tehran meeting on JCPOA: Pugwash delegation to Iran
  • Training day – DIY Media – Create compelling video!
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Topics covered in the British Pugwash Autumn 2019 Newsletter include:

  • Ethical Science Mini-Conference: Nottingham, All welcome!
  • Tehran meeting on JCPOA: Pugwash delegation to Iran
  • Training day – DIY Media – Create compelling video!
  • Hypersonic missiles and strategic stability: Geneva workshop
  • ‘Drones, swarming and the future of warfare’: Pugwash at APPG
  • Salisbury poisonings one year on: Multimedia from public lecture
  • Prospects of robotic warfare / COMEST report: J. Finney in SGR journal

The newsletter can be found online here

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Pugwash news in June: Iran visit, Prof Finney on killer robots, President on NPT https://britishpugwash.org/pugwash-news-in-june-iran-visit-prof-finney-on-killer-robots-president-on-npt/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:46:40 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4583 Item 1: Iran visit – International Pugwash visited Tehran (Iran) for a two-day meeting to discuss the JCPOA (the ‘Iran Deal’) – Meeting notes and photos here

Item 2: Killer robots – Professor John Finney, of the British Pugwash Trust, has written for Responsible Science about the risks of ‘killer robots’ and the UN’s COMEST Commissions work on the issue – here

Item 3: NPT update – International Pugwash President Sergio Duarte published a commentary about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – here

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Item 1: Iran visit – International Pugwash visited Tehran (Iran) for a two-day meeting to discuss the JCPOA (the ‘Iran Deal’) – Meeting notes and photos here

Item 2: Killer robots – Professor John Finney, of the British Pugwash Trust, has written for Responsible Science about the risks of ‘killer robots’ and the UN’s COMEST Commissions work on the issue – here

Item 3: NPT update – International Pugwash President Sergio Duarte published a commentary about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – here

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British Pugwash Annual Report 2018 https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-annual-report-2018/ Thu, 09 May 2019 15:49:06 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4558 Key topics include: developments on the international scene, including US and Russia; Student / Young Pugwash activities; WMD Awareness – the podcast; Events; BPG development – eg. Business Development Plan; International Pugwash activities.…

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Key topics include: developments on the international scene, including US and Russia; Student / Young Pugwash activities; WMD Awareness – the podcast; Events; BPG development – eg. Business Development Plan; International Pugwash activities.

Download or read the report

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British Pugwash Newsletter March 2019 https://britishpugwash.org/4487-2/ Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:58:47 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4487 Topics covered in the British Pugwash Spring 2019 Newsletter include:

  • Delegation to Moscow to discuss arms control
  • Hypersonic missiles and strategic stability – new research
  • British Pugwash Annual General Meeting + Public Lecture
  • Student/Young Pugwash UK – Conference Report
  • Rotblat Memorial Lecture – A review
  • ‘Capturing Technology.
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Topics covered in the British Pugwash Spring 2019 Newsletter include:

  • Delegation to Moscow to discuss arms control
  • Hypersonic missiles and strategic stability – new research
  • British Pugwash Annual General Meeting + Public Lecture
  • Student/Young Pugwash UK – Conference Report
  • Rotblat Memorial Lecture – A review
  • ‘Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control’ – Germany

The newsletter can be found online here

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British Pugwash at ‘Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control’ in Germany https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-at-capturing-technology-rethinking-arms-control/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:20:27 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4480 On 15th March 2019, a conference was held at the German Federal Foreign Office titled ‘Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control’.

The aim of the Conference was to promote a well-informed international dialogue on the nature and implications of the current technological trends and to discuss whether new solutions are needed to ensure that the global arms control architecture can effectively capture new technologies.

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On 15th March 2019, a conference was held at the German Federal Foreign Office titled ‘Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control’.

The aim of the Conference was to promote a well-informed international dialogue on the nature and implications of the current technological trends and to discuss whether new solutions are needed to ensure that the global arms control architecture can effectively capture new technologies.

Nicolas Arboleda, President of Student/Young Pugwash UK, represented British Pugwash at the event.

Nicolas’ report, which covers cyber, autonomous weapons, missile technologies and biotechnology, can be found below:

Conference Report – Capturing Tech / Arms Control

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Pugwash Peace & Disarmament Conference 2019 – multimedia report! https://britishpugwash.org/pugwash-peace-disarmament-conference-multimedia-report/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:33:08 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4415

Student / Young Pugwash UK held its fourth Annual Conference in February 2019, titled ‘Pugwash Peace & Disarmament Conference‘. It explored the prospects for arms control and disarmament over the coming years, with focuses on nuclear weapons and emerging technologies.

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Student / Young Pugwash UK held its fourth Annual Conference in February 2019, titled ‘Pugwash Peace & Disarmament Conference‘. It explored the prospects for arms control and disarmament over the coming years, with focuses on nuclear weapons and emerging technologies.

The conference brought together over 70 participants, including young researchers, practitioners, campaigners and students. Attendance and engagement from senior members of the Pugwash network was also most appreciated.

  • The agenda is here
  • The opening panel included remarks from Peter Jenkins (Chair of British Pugwash) about a recent Pugwash visit to Moscow to discuss arms control – here
  • Working Group reports on:
    • Nuclear arms control and disarmament here
    • Nuclear weapons policies – Countries and regions here
    • Emerging technologies – here

In the late afternoon, there were two sessions under the ‘Technology 101’ theme, looking at some of the technical features of nuclear weapons and autonomous weapons. There was also a brainstorming session for campaigners to stimulate greater cooperation among arms control advocates.


Photos from the conference

 

 

 

 

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