Select Briefings

10 January 2018 ‘Tackling emerging S&T challenges,’ United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

8 December 2017 ‘BWC MSP 2017,’ French mission, Geneva

19 November 2017 Cabinet Office, London

25 May 2017 Cabinet Office, London

16 March 2017 MoD, Porton Down

25 January 2017 ‘How does cyber threaten biosecurity’ 67th Session of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, United Nations Geneva

10 November 2016 ‘The dual use potential of genetic technologies,’ Royal Society

6 October 2016The disruptive impact of synthetic biology‘ side event to the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly First Committee, United Nations New York

27 June 2016 ‘The historical roots of biological weapons’ BWC introductory workshop for new Geneva-based disarmament diplomats, GCSP GenevaUN.IMG_1530 copy-Edit

BWC Side Events

I regularly convene, or present at, BWC meeting side events, where much of the substantive policy discussion takes place on topics too contentious for formal consideration in the plenary sessions. Recent side events I have convened include a Film Screening & Panel Debate on the BBC4 documentary Inside Porton Down (Nov 2016), the launch of Biological Threats in the 21st Century (Nov 2016), and a panel on The Threat of Manufactured Disease (Dec 2014).

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