Politics post-doc selected for nuclear talks

Posted by pt91 at Apr 01, 2011 03:55 PM |
A graduate and researcher in the Department of Politics and International Relations is to speak at two global forums on nuclear weapons.

Rizwana Abbasi will be presenting her paper ‘The Tradition of the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons and States’ First Strike Nuclear Capability’ at the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) 52nd annual meeting. This year the meeting is to be held in the sunny Palm Desert in California.

A little closer to home is ‘The Mediation of Security: an international conference’ to be held at our neighbour, De Montfort University. Here Rizwana will be presenting on ‘Nuclear Terrorism, the proliferation of WMD and the Global Security Order’.

Originally from Pakistan, Rizwana Abbassi completed her PhD in the Department of Politics and International Relations specialising in International Security and Nuclear Non-proliferation. Presently, she is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Leicester. 

Her book Pakistan and the New Nuclear Taboo: Regional Deterrence and the International Arms Control Regime is forthcoming from Peter Lang Publishing and she is working on her second monograph entitled From Prohibition of use to Prohibition of Proliferation: Establishing the New Nuclear Taboo, due to be published in 2013.

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