Biological weapons of mass destruction (WP1416)

Podcast

We talk about how the BWC community govern biological weapons and ask if the policy makers are able to respond fast enough to scientific and technological change. Contributors: Ralf Trapp, International Disarmament Consultant, Chessenaz Jez Littlewood, Director, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies; Assistant Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University, […]

Synthetic biology (WP1342)

Podcast

We talk about what it is and what opportunities it can offer us and why so many young people are getting involved. We discuss the threats and risks surrounding the misuse of it and ask how the ethical side of the issue is dealt with. Contributors: Filippa Lentzos, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Science, […]

The verification of the existence of weapons of mass destruction (WP1256)

Podcast

We talk about why WMD verification is important at the moment and the part that smart technology plays. We discuss the amount of data that is available on an open source basis and the speed of information gathering and how social media is used. Contributors are: Jeffrey Lewis, Director, East Asia Nonproliferation Program, James Martin […]