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Pugwash news in June: Iran visit, Prof Finney on killer robots, President on NPT

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 […]

Pugwash at APPG on drones: ‘Drones, swarming and the future of warfare’

Our Executive Committee member, Sebastian Brixey-Williams, spoke about some of his recent research on marine drones to a meeting organised by three different All Party Parliamentary Groups. The presentation touched on some of his Pugwash-funded research on how trends in unmanned underwater vehicles might impact submarine-based nuclear weapons systems. A summary of the meeting is […]

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Pugwash Peace & Disarmament Conference 2019 – multimedia report!

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 […]


Pugwash Peace & Disarmament Conference – SYP UK Annual Conference

Student/Young Pugwash UK is collaborating with British Pugwash to host a major, one-day conference exploring the prospects for arms control and disarmament over the coming years. The conference will be on 23rd February 2019 at SOAS, London. Register here. Registration and refreshments are at 10am. Opening panel starts at 10.30am sharp. Pugwash Peace & Disarmament Conference will consider […]

Conference workshops – Afternoon – 23rd February 2019

Workshop A: Emerging technologies The proposed treaty on autonomous weapons (‘killer robots’) – Ben Donaldson – United Nations Association UK Social Media: Weapon of Mass confusion – David Almassi – Warwick Pugwash Malware Proliferation and Challenges to International Security: Understanding the Impact on Critical Infrastructure – Muhammed Ali – Plymouth University Emerging technologies: Making nuclear weapons irrelevant? […]

UCL meeting: 30/01/19 – ‘Autonomous weapons: should cognitive machines be allowed to kill’

UCL Diplomacy in Action society will be hosting Professor John Finney, a physicist and member of British Pugwash, will be presenting the talk: “Autonomous Weapons: should cognitive machines be allowed to kill?”. The talk will provide a key insight into international security and physics too. You don’t have to be a UCL Student to attend, […]