Since January 2023, early career nuclear experts from around the world have completed research on ‘De-siloing Existential Threats: Challenging Identity, Power, and Inclusivity in the Nuclear Policy Field’. The resulting anthology that includes a set of policy recommendations will be published on our website in mid-July.
The working groups will present their findings and recommendations at the Anthology Launch Event on 18th July, and Dr Vincent Intondi (Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland) will give a keynote on the importance of de-siloing existential threats.
With support from the Ploughshares Equity Rises Fund, this EVN policy cycle was dedicated to breaking down silos and challenging ideas and approaches within and adjacent to the nuclear policy field. The five working groups engaged with key issues relating to:
- Challenging racism and white supremacy in nuclear weapons policy-making;
- Examining and dismantling military-industrial complexes;
- Increasing equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the nuclear weapons policy field and within the community of practitioners;
- Nuclear weapons issues and climate change; and
- Nuclear weapons issues and social justice.
These issues inform international security practices, nuclear policy, and peacebuilding in many ways, and have significant implications for individuals, societies and states all over the world. Confronting, reflecting, and addressing these topics is key to transforming contemporary and future nuclear policy decisions in the best interests of peace and security.