PAIS/BASIC Nuclear Weapons Conference: The Future of Nuclear Weapons – Between Disarmament and Proliferation

BASIC & the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) held a one-day conference on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The conference brought together key thinkers from academia, policy-making, and non-governmental organsations to discuss the future of British nuclear weapons policy, and the prospects for non-proliferation and disarmament in the Middle East.

The Future of Nuclear Weapons: Between Disarmament and Proliferation

Tuesday 11th June

Panel One: Trident and UK Nuclear Policy

Chair: Dr Trevor McCrisken, PAIS and Chair, BASIC


  • Dr Nick Ritchie, Lecturer in International Security, University of York
  • Mr Paul Ingram, Executive Director, British American Security Information Council
  • Mr Tim Street, Collaborative PhD Student, University of Warwick and British American Security Information Council

Panel Two: Middle East Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

Chair: Dr Nicola Pratt, Associate Professor in International Politics of the Middle East, University of Warwick (TBC)


  • Mr Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Mr Khaled Shaalan, Second Secretary, Egyptian Embassy in London
  • Ms Sandra Ionno Butcher, Senior Programme Coordinator, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Click below to read the conference report.




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