Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK has appointed a new Executive Board. The Board will provide strategic leadership and coordinate the activities of SYP UK members and affiliated groups across the country.
Members of the Executive Board are:
Emily is a PhD candidate at Newcastle University, researching the intersection between nuclear weapons and popular culture. She has an MA in Political Communication and a BA in International Relations from the University of Leeds. Emily is a mentee of the EU’s next generation initiative: Young Women in Non-proliferation and Disarmament. She has presented her research at the European International Studies Association conference (Greece) and the Popular Culture and World Politics conference (Germany), among others. LI / TW
Harry is a postgraduate scholar at the University of Birmingham, currently completing a masters in International Relations. A graduate of Politics and International relations from the University of Leicester, Harry’s research focuses on nuclear strategic theory, emerging technologies, and missile defence. His recent work includes the publication of an in-depth study into the effectiveness of the current generation of missile defence systems with British Pugwash and the publication of a report into the Cyber-Nuclear Risk Reduction with UNIDIR. LI / TW
Alice is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham and a Policy Fellow at the British American Security Information Council (BASIC). Her thesis research focuses on normative ideas and discourse around nuclear weapons, and in particular looks at the concept of nuclear responsibility. At BASIC, Alice has been a part of the Programme on Nuclear Responsibilities since 2019. She has co-facilitated a number of Track 2 and Track 1.5 dialogues and co-authored the recently published Nuclear Responsibilities Toolkit. LI / TW
Andrew is the Secretary of British Pugwash, with responsibility for administration, communications, project support, bid-writing, and events. As a leading member of SYP UK, he has co-organised several SYP UK Annual Conferences and initiated SYP UK’s Project on Ethical Science (here). In 2017, Andrew presented his research on fake news and disinformation vis-à-vis Weapons of Mass Destruction at the International SYP Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan. Andrew has worked on a number of British Pugwash research projects, such as its work on public attitudes to ‘no first use’ and the recent British Pugwash paper on the impacts of climate change on nuclear weapons infrastructure. LI / TW
Dr Salma Shaheen
Dr Salma Shaheen is a London-based independent academic analyst who specialises in nuclear command and control and is author of Nuclear Command and Control Norms. Her areas of research include but are not limited to impact of disruptive technologies, international security norms & deterrence, and strategic impact of climate change and strategic communications. She regularly contributes to national and international newspapers and magazines. Dr Shaheen has been teaching at King’s College London for last three years. Prior to starting her PhD at King’s, she worked as Assistant Director (research) at Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs directorate, Strategic Plans Division.
Profiles to follow for:
- Runbei Cheng, University of Oxford
- Dr Jana Wattenberg, Aberystwyth University
Get in touch!
To contact the SYP UK Executive Board, please do so via firstname.lastname@example.org