Universities team up for joint nuclear conference

Posted by mjs76 at Aug 30, 2012 12:10 PM |
An event discussing nuclear security next week is a collaboration between the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham.

Under the banner ‘Trust, Cooperation and the Global Nuclear Future’, the one-day event is the third annual symposium on the theme of ‘The Challenges to Trust-building in Nuclear Worlds’.

It is a collaboration between the Intelligence, Security and Strategic Studies (ISSS) research group in our Department of Politics and International Relations and the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS).

Dr Andrew Futter from Leicester, who has published extensively on the subject of current US nuclear policy, and Dr Ben Zala from Birmingham will jointly present a paper on ‘Trust, cooperation and the Asia-Pacific nuclear balance’.

The conference takes place at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 4 September 2012. It is part of the Global Uncertainities programme, a priority theme bringing together all seven UK Research Councils to "examine the causes of insecurity and how security risks and threats can be predicted, prevented and managed."