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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.

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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.…

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?
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Nottingham meeting, 6/12/18: Self-driving cars, drones and ‘Killer Robots’

On 6th December, Pugwashite Professor John Finney (Physics, UCL) spoke to Physics students at University of Nottingham about some of the complex ethical and legal questions raised by emerging technologies, particularly remotely-controlled and autonomous vehicles (including weapons systems).…

News from SYP UK – social media paper published, Nicolas in Russia

Over the next twelve months, Student/Young Pugwash UK will be publishing ideas and research from our members about the risks and opportunities of emerging technologies.

Our first paper is a think piece by Dávid Almási, an undergraduate at University of Warwick, who considers whether changes in mass communication technologies will affect how governments justify but also respond to the possession and use of Weapons of Mass Destruction.…