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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.…

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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.…

Warwick meeting: 24/01/19 – ‘The Death of the Iran Deal and Nuclear Instability’

Blurb by Warwick Student/Young Pugwash:

A nuclear storm gathers over the Middle East.

Reckless American foreign policy has almost certainly doomed the Iran Nuclear Deal, the only instrument standing between Iran and the acquisition of the deadliest device to have ever existed.…

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?

SYP UK papers from Kazakhstan conference published

In August 2017, senior and youth members of International Pugwash met in Astana, Kazakhstan, for the 62nd Pugwash Conference – ‘Confronting New Nuclear Dangers’ (multimedia here).

Russian Pugwash has recently published a selection of papers from the conference, in their new publication ‘Global and regional security issues and prospects for cooperation’.…

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.…