Science, Security, and Arms Control Panel, International Studies Association Conference, 2014


Science, Security, and Arms Control

Panel, International Studies Association Conference, 2014

Friday, March 28, 16:00 – 17:45

Lismer, Hilton Toronto

Panel Information

This panel is based on the collaborate research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council UK and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in the UK. The project is part of the science and security theme that looks at how scientific advances shape the way we are able to monitor and control weapons of mass destruction. The researchers on the panel are associated with a l research network that looks at the scientific governance of biological and chemical weapons. Ranging from the politics of science to the relationship between institutions and scientific decision-making, this panel seeks to build on the state of the art of work on contemporary arms control.

Chair: Bradley Thayer (University of Bath)       Discussant: Brett Edwards (University of Bath)

Provisional Paper Titles

Convergence at the Intersection of Chemistry and Biology – Implications for the Regime Prohibiting Chemical and Biological Weapons  – Dr Ralf Trapp (Independent Consultant)

The Growth of Neuroscience and the Viability of the Chemical and Biological Non-Proliferation Regime –Professor Malcolm R. Dando (University of Bradford)

The Growth of Biohacking Spaces and the Dual Use Governance Implications of Amateur Biology-  Dr Catherine Jefferson (King’s College London)

Prospects of the Negotiations on the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty-  Sascha Sauerteig (University of Bath)

Biochemical governance and the challenge of scientific input: a conceptual analysis of the Bio-Chem regimes – Professor  David J. Galbreath (University of Bath)

Please come along!

Cover Image: A Cadet from regiment two waits his turn to enter the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) tent at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. U.S. Army photo by Jesse Beals. Some rights reserved.