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British Pugwash update: June 2024

Fact checking the Sunday Telegraph’s interview with Jens Stoltenberg A recent ‘exclusive’ article in the Sunday Telegraph featured an interview with Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO. It is concerning that the summary of Stoltenberg’s answers provided in the article is misleading in places. For example, the journalist who conducted the interview wrote that: “NATO […]

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Video of Annual Lecture and Interview: Professor Dame Athene Donald, 9th May, 1730

Lecture title: Reflections on the legacy of Sir Joseph Rotblat in a time of nuclear risk   Speaker: Professor Dame Athene Donald Watch the video of the lecture and our interview below:   … Thursday, May 9, 5:30 – 6:30pm GMT+1 The Babbage Lecture Theatre, David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ (in person […]


Video of Webinar with Dr James Acton, 8th April @ 6pm

On Monday 8th April at 6pm we held our latest webinar with Dr James Acton. Watch the video of the event below… We discussed rising tensions between the nuclear powers, and the prospects for a more peaceful world. In particular, we considered nuclear entanglement and escalation risks, and the impact of new technologies on nuclear […]

China’s Call for a No-First-Use Agreement

Reuters reported from Beijing on 28 February that the director general of the arms control department in the PRC foreign ministry had called for States with the largest nuclear arsenals to negotiate a treaty on no-first-use of nuclear weapons against each other, or to make political statements to that effect. The call was made during […]

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Video of SYP-UK Webinar: ‘AI and nuclear matters’, 29/03/24

Student / Young Pugwash-UK  Webinar: ‘AI and nuclear matters’ Watch the video of this webinar here:     Date / time: 29 March 2024, 14.00 GMT Description:   Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a subject of immediate and growing concern. The revolutionary potential of this technology could significantly reshape global society for good or ill. This […]

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Review of the 7th Annual SYP Conference: AI, Peace and Security

Contents:   1. Summary review of the 7th Annual SYP Conference: ‘AI: Implications for peace and security’   2. Conference materials: video / pictures / slides / presenter contact details   1. Conference Review   “Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents enormous global opportunities: it has the potential to transform and enhance human wellbeing, peace and prosperity”. […]