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Pugwash Peace & Disarmament Conference - The annual conference of SYP UK

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WC1H 0XG

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This conference will consider the prospects for arms control and disarmament over the coming years, including the underlying political dynamics that influence these issues.

Our opening panel will include Fabian Hamilton MP (Shadow Minister for Peace & Disarmament), Peter Jenkins (former UK Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency) and Dr Heather Williams (Lecturer in Defence Studies at KCL), covering trends in international relations and technology.

The afternoon will include workshops on nuclear weapons and emerging technologies, led by young researchers in the Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK network.

The conference will close with a drinks reception.

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This conference is organised by SYP UK, in collaboration with British Pugwash Group. It is multidisciplinary and open to people of all ages.

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Afternoon workshops: Nukes and emerging technologies

The afternoon will include workshops on nuclear weapons and emerging technologies, led by young researchers and others in the Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK network.

Workshop A: Emerging technologies

  • The proposed treaty on autonomous weapons (‘killer robots’) – Ben Donaldson, UNA-UK
  • Malware Proliferation and Challenges to International Security: Understanding the Impact on Critical Infrastructure – Muhammed Ali, Plymouth University
  • The Earth observation boom – Tom Syndercombe – University of Warwick Aerospace Society
  • Dark web trade in illicit nuclear materials and knowledge – Stephan Blancke – Independent researcher
  • Social Media: Weapon of Mass confusion – David Almassi – Warwick Pugwash
  • Emerging technologies… making nuclear weapons irrelevant? – Joanna Bonson – Leeds Student/Young Pugwash

Workshop B: Nuclear arms control and disarmament

  • Thinking Arms Control 3.0 – Katarzyna Kubiak – European Leadership Network
  • Strategies for CTBT Universalization and Entry-Into-Force: Notes from the Field Sahil Shah – CTBTO Youth Group
  • Hypersonic missiles vs strategic stability – Matteo Frigoli – Independent researcher
  • The Nuclear Ban Treaty – Taniel Yousef – Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom
  • Title tbc – Jana Wattenberg – PhD Candidate – Aberystwyth University

Workshop C: Nuclear weapons policies – Countries and regions

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