British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:54:10 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://britishpugwash.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bpico.png British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org 32 32 146896316 Festival of Ethical Science – Register today! https://britishpugwash.org/ethicalscience/ Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:19:02 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=6097 Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK is hosting its first festival.

A series of events throughout November on ethical and political challenges in 21st Century science & technology.

Register today!

The line-up includes:

  • Wed 4th – Ethics & Digital Technologies – w/ Julia Slupska (Digital Ethics Lab, here) and Dr Kanta Dihal (here) – 17:00 UK
  • Sat 7th – Transition Now – Technology & the Climate Emergency (Partner event – Hosted by SGR) – 14:00 UK
  • Mon 9th – Ethics in Open Source Research – w/ Adina Pintilie (Ridgeway Information, here) – 17:00 UK
  • Tues 17th – Codes for Coders: Killer robots, ethics and the law – w/ Taniel Yusef (WILPF UK, here) – 18:00 UK
  • Date tbc – Decolonising Science – Discussion led by Oxford SYP

For event login details, materials and updates:

Register for the Festival today!

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Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK is hosting its first festival.

A series of events throughout November on ethical and political challenges in 21st Century science & technology.

Register today!

The line-up includes:

  • Wed 4th – Ethics & Digital Technologies – w/ Julia Slupska (Digital Ethics Lab, here) and Dr Kanta Dihal (here) – 17:00 UK
  • Sat 7th – Transition Now – Technology & the Climate Emergency (Partner event – Hosted by SGR) – 14:00 UK
  • Mon 9th – Ethics in Open Source Research – w/ Adina Pintilie (Ridgeway Information, here) – 17:00 UK
  • Tues 17th – Codes for Coders: Killer robots, ethics and the law – w/ Taniel Yusef (WILPF UK, here) – 18:00 UK
  • Date tbc – Decolonising Science – Discussion led by Oxford SYP

For event login details, materials and updates:

Register for the Festival today!

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Webinar: China’s nuclear weapons – Policies, arms control and engagement https://britishpugwash.org/webinar-chinas-nuclear-weapons-policies-arms-control-and-engagement/ Thu, 08 Oct 2020 08:25:42 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=6059 On 16th October 2020, a Student/Young Pugwash UK webinar hosted Dr Tong Zhao, a senior fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.

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On 16th October 2020, a Student/Young Pugwash UK webinar hosted Dr Tong Zhao, a senior fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.
His research focuses on strategic security issues, including arms control, missile defence, hypersonic weapons, and regional nuclear crises.
The webinar covered China’s nuclear weapons policies, approach to arms control and opportunities for the West to engage. It was chaired by Orlanda Gill, an MA student at King’s College London.

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• This is the fourth in a series of webinars on technology and global politics, hosted by Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK. For more on SYP UK, visit here
• For more on Dr Tong Zhao, visit:
https://carnegieendowment.org/experts/989

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Video: Future of the NPT – Russian and European views https://britishpugwash.org/video-future-of-the-npt-russian-and-european-views/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:28:59 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=6025
On 24th September 2020, British Pugwash Chairman Peter Jenkins CMG spoke in an online roundtable titled ‘Future of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: A View from Russia and Europe’.

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On 24th September 2020, British Pugwash Chairman Peter Jenkins CMG spoke in an online roundtable titled ‘Future of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: A View from Russia and Europe’.
The event was hosted by the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, as part of its annual Forum of Knowledge event.
Roundtable speakers included:
•  Sergey Batsanov: Retired Ambassador, Member of the Pugwash Council of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs;
• Anastasiia Malygina: Associate Professor of Saint Petersburg State University;
• Peter Jenkins: CMG, Chairman of the British Pugwash Group;
• Anton Khlopkov: CENESS Director, Chair of the Moscow Non-Proliferation Conference;
• Oliver Meier: Senior researcher, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), Deep Cuts Commission, coordinator;
• Piet de Klerk: Retired Ambassador, co-chair of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification, Chairman of the Supervisory Boardof the Netherlands Helsinki Committee;
• Tytti Erästö: a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme.
• Andrey Pavlov: Professor of Saint Petersburg State University;
• Nadezhda Kulibaba: PhD student, Saint Petersburg State University.

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SYP UK Events Policy https://britishpugwash.org/syp-uk-events-policy/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:40:15 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=6013 The core goal of the Pugwash movement is to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Justice and ending all forms of discrimination and white supremacy are intrinsic parts of this work.

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The core goal of the Pugwash movement is to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Justice and ending all forms of discrimination and white supremacy are intrinsic parts of this work. As Student / Young Pugwash’s events move online for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are working to ensure our events remain inclusive and accessible. We have formed this Code of Conduct for ourselves, our speakers and our event attendees. When in-person events become possible once more, we will revisit this policy.

Our commitments

We will commit to the following for our online events:

  • Where possible, we will provide closed captioning to any video events
  • We will ask speakers to ensure any accompanying slides are accessible and we will provide guidance on how to do this
  • Where possible, we will circulate slides ahead of our online events
  • We will respond promptly to any access requirements communicated to us. Accessibility requirements can be communicated to us through syp@britishpugwash.org
  • Every online event will be moderated and moderators will be clearly identified for each event

Our events will have a no-tolerance policy for harassment and bullying. Attendees of our events can report any instances of harassment or bullying to event moderators, via the event chat function, or via email (syp@britishpugwash.org).

We will strive to have gender parity for all our speaker events, and in the least, commit to not host events solely consisting of male speakers. SYP UK is committed to elevating the voices of Black people and non-Black People of Colour. We will actively seek for our events to include the perspectives and voices of Black people and non-Black People of Colour. We are currently engaging with Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security’s Orgs in Solidarity Initiative to continue to develop and effect progress on anti-racism and non-discrimination, within our own organisation and within the wider peace and security movement.

What we ask of our attendees

We ask the attendees of our events to join us in fostering a collaborative and welcoming environment. To do this, we ask our attendees to respect the speakers and their fellow attendees and follow our no-tolerance policy for harassment and bullying. To facilitate a productive environment, we ask attendees to mute their microphones while not speaking.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank British Pugwash Board Member, Anuradha Damale, for sharing with us the Conference Policy for ‘Space Science in Context’, developed by Eleanor Armstrong and Divya M. Persaud. This excellent resource informed and helped us develop our own policy.

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VIDEO: Verification in the Age of Google Earth – Webinar 3 https://britishpugwash.org/video-verification-in-the-age-of-google-earth-webinar-3/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:49:34 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=5999 On 9th September 2020, British Pugwash Group Exec member, Dr Richard Guthrie, spoke in a CISD webinar showcasing different open source verification projects, and exploring possible overlaps and synergies between them.…

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On 9th September 2020, British Pugwash Group Exec member, Dr Richard Guthrie, spoke in a CISD webinar showcasing different open source verification projects, and exploring possible overlaps and synergies between them.

Video here

Other speakers were:

  • Aric Toler (Bellingcat.com)
  • Jamie Withorne (James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies)

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Video: Post-Covid multilateral cooperation – a chance to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world? https://britishpugwash.org/video-post-covid-multilateral-cooperation-a-chance-to-achieve-a-nuclear-weapons-free-world/ Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:16:48 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=5993 On 8th September 2020 and to mark the International Day Against Nuclear Testing, SOAS University and the UK Embassy of Kazakhstan hosted a webinar on titled, “Post-COVID Multilateral Cooperation – A Chance To Achieve A Nuclear-Weapons-Free World?”…

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On 8th September 2020 and to mark the International Day Against Nuclear Testing, SOAS University and the UK Embassy of Kazakhstan hosted a webinar on titled, “Post-COVID Multilateral Cooperation – A Chance To Achieve A Nuclear-Weapons-Free World?”

Video here

  • Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan
  • Peter Jenkins CMG, Chairman, British Pugwash Group
  • Vladimir Shkolnik, Chairman, Pugwash Committee of Kazakhstan
  • Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
  • Aidan Liddle, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the
    Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
  • Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation
  • Dr Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
  • Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Developmen

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