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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 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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Student Pugwashites attended arms control winter course in Italy (ISODARCO 2019)

Three members of Student/Young Pugwash UK attended the prestigious International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO), held in Trento, Italy from 6th to 13th January 2019.

ISODARCO is an annual, intensive course for scholars and practitioners, featuring high-profile lecturers from around the world.…

Rotblat Memorial Lecture – ‘Cold War Nuclear Confrontation: Lessons for Today’ – 21st November 2018

On 21st November, British Pugwash was delighted to co-organise with the Polish Embassy UK the Sir Joseph Rotblat Memorial Lecture. This year’s topic was:

Joseph Rotblat and the Cold War Nuclear Confrontation: Lessons for Today’

Our guest speaker was Sir Rodric Braithwaite GCMG.…

British Pugwash Annual Report 2016

Key topics: developments on the international disarmament scene; Trident: emerging technologies; the NPT RevCon and the Disarmament Institute(BRINDI); science and ethics; energy policy and climate change

Challenges to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – Pugwash event at University of Nottingham

On 1st March, Student / Young Pugwash held a joint event with the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism (CST) at University of Nottingham.

The guest speaker was Peter Jenkins, who spoke about the history, successes and challenges of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.…