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? – Joanna Bonson – Pugwash Leeds
  • Dark web trade in illicit nuclear materials and knowledge – Stephan Blancke – Independent researcher
  • Private companies, international security and a proposal for action – Nicolas Ayala Arboleda – President of SYP UK

Workshop B: Nuclear arms control and disarmament

  • The relevance of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) today – Sahil Shah – CTBTO Youth Group
  • [insert topic] – Jana Wattenberg – PhD Candidate – Aberystwyth University
  • Hypersonic missiles vs strategic stability – Matteo Frigoli – Independent researcher
  • The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – Taniel Yousef – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • The demise of arms control (eg. INF, Iran, New START) – Katarzyna Kubiak – European Leadership Network

Workshop C: Nuclear weapons – National and regional profiles

Arms Control and Nuclear Confidence Building Measures: Analysing the Pragmatism of Nuclear Risk Reduction Measures between Pakistan and India – Mastoor Qurat-ul-ain – Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

  • Politics of Nuclear Arms Race in South Asia – Syed Adnan Athar Bukhari – University of Leicester
  • Emergent problems in the UK’s nuclear weapon upgrade programmes – David Cullen – Nuclear Information Service
  • A Nuclear-Armed North Korea: Lessons From The Past – Louis Reitmann – LSE
  • Nuclear weapons policies of the major UK political parties – Andrew Gibson – British Pugwash