Events Archive

2019

29 January: Annual meeting of the Arbeitskreis „Abrüstung und Nichtverbreitung biologischer und chemischer Waffen“, Heinrich‐Böll‐Stiftung, Berlin

30 January: The Use of Chemical Weapons and Other Illegal Weapons of War in Syria, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and Heinrich‐Böll‐Stiftung, Berlin

6 February: G7 France, Biological Security Sub-Working Group, Paris

13 FebruaryLe désarmement nucléaire, à la lumière des expériences en matière d’armes biologiques et chimiques (Nuclear disarmament in view of the experiences with biological and chemical weapons), Lecture ahead of the Assemblée Générale of the Association Française du Mouvement Pugwash, École Normale Supérieure, Paris

21 FebruaryFuture Disarmament Challenges for Chemical & Biological Weapons, Lecture in the cycle ‘Arms Control and Proliferation’, University of Antwerp

26-28 February: Seventh meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)

5 April: Presentations at the Promo Event for the new Master’s Course: Economic Security of Entrepreneurship: Export Control Rules of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, Taras Schevchenko National University, Kyiv

  • The dual-use dimension in technology transfer controls relating to chemical and biological weapons
  • Understanding the relevance of dual-use technology transfer controls: The Rabta CW factory as a case study

16 AprilRapid International Response to Biological Incidents: Lessons for the BWC, BWC Implementation Support Unit and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Geneva

1-3 May: Workshop: Chemical and Biological Weapons and the Public Sphere, University of Kent, Canterbury

20-24 MaySpring University, Targeted Initiative on ‘Export Controls of Dual-Use Materials and Technologies in GUAM Countries’, Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine, Kyiv

22 May: Presentation ‘CBRN Weapons Why education about technology transfer controls matters to you …‘, Taras Schevchenko National University Forum, Kyiv

28-30 MayExercice de simulation pour les Etats francophones d’Afrique de l’Ouest en vue de discuter du rôle de l’Article VII de la Convention sur l’interdiction des armes biologiques (CIAB), Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS) and BWC Implementation Support Unit, UNREC, Lomé, République Togolaise

17-28 JuneExecutive Course on Export Control, KAZGUU University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

9-10 JulyArticle VII – Stakeholder Meeting, UNODA/BTWC-ISU, Geneva

29 July – 8 August: Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, Meetings of Experts

20-22 February: Eighth meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)

28-30 AugustCONDENsE 2019 (COnference on Nonproliferation and Dual use awarENEss), Ypres, Belgium

16-20 SeptemberNATO Biological Warfare Defence Awareness Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany

30 September – 4 OctoberTerrorist Use of WMD, NATO Centre of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT), Ankara

25-29 November: Chemical Weapons Convention, 24th Conference of the States Parties

27-29 NovemberII. International CBRN Congress, organised by the Ministry of Interior Disaster and the Emergency Management Presidency, Ankara

3-6 December: Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, Meetings of States Parties

2018

22–24 JanuaryThe CWC: the fourth Review Conference and beyond, Wilton Park, UK

29 JanuaryVerification of Chemical Weapons, Lecture in the Masters Programme on Arms Control and International Security, King’s College London

19–21 February: Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition, CWC 4th Review Conference Planning Meeting, OPCW, The Hague

27 February–1 March: Fifth meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)

14–15 MarchExport Control of Dual-use Materials and Technologies in GUAM Countries, Workshop organised by the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), Kyiv

17–18 AprilRoundtable on WMD in the Middle East, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in collaboration with Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) of the US National Defense University (NDU), Geneva

1 MayHistory of Nerve Agents and the CWC, Workshop organised by the University of Kent, University College London and University of Sussex, Canterbury, UK

2 MayReview & Evaluation Workshop of the Components of an Agreed Framework for the Full Implementation of Article XI, OPCW, The Hague

22 MayEducational Approaches to Export Controls for CBRN- relevant technologies, Lecture at Higher School of Economics, KAZGUU University, Astana, Kazakhstan

23–25 MayChallenges of Scientific and Technological Evolution for Export Control Systems, Regional seminar organised by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in conjunction with the Ministry of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, Astana

30 May: Open-Ended Working Group preparing the Fourth Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention at its ninth meeting, OPCW, The Hague

7–8 June: Conference on Countering Chemical Terrorism, OPCW, The Hague

21 June: Conference on Disarmament, Subsidiary Body 5, Topic: Proliferation to Non-State Groups, United Nations, Geneva, 21 June 2018

22 JuneInternational Workshop on Cooperation and Assistance under Article X of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, organised by the BTWC Implementation Support Unit and the Government of Norway, Geneva

9-13 JulyStrategic Trade Control and Non-Proliferation, EU Summer University, Baden, Austria

19 JulyWar, Warfare & the Military in Deep Transitions, Workshop organised by the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, Falmer, UK

7-16 August: BTWC Meetings of Experts

  • 7-8 August: MX1 – Cooperation and Assistance, with a Particular Focus on Strengthening Cooperation and Assistance under Article X
  • 9-10 August: MX2 – Review of Developments in the Field of Science and Technology Related to the Convention
  • 13 August: MX3 – Strengthening National Implementation
  • 14-15 August: MX4 – Assistance, Response and Preparedness
  • 16 August: MX5 – Institutional Strengthening of the Convention

28-30 August: Sixth meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)

3 September: Lecture Chemical Warfare: Past, Present, and Future: The Long Shadow of 1918, Contemporary Security Politics Conference on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament, Gent, Belgium

18 September: Lecture at the Biological Warfare Defence Awareness Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany

15-16 OctoberCBRN Export Control on Dual Use Materials and Technologies in the GUAM Countries, Second Seminar, Organised by the Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine (STCU), Tbilisi, Georgia

5-6 NovemberCBRN Export Control on Dual Use Materials and Technologies in Central Asia, Third Seminar, Organised by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in conjunction with the Ministry of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, Yerevan, Armenia

15 NovemberPioneering education for disarmament and non-proliferation: A multi- and interdisciplinary course on CBRN transfer controls‘, Lecture at ‘Small and Medium Entrepreneurship: Problems and Prospects of Development in Ukraine’, Conference organised by the Faculty of Economics, Taras Schevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine

19-20 November: CWC Conference of States Parties

21-30 November: CWC Fourth Review Conference

4-7 December: BTWC Meeting of States Parties

10-14 December: Guest Lecturer, Terrorist Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Course organised and hosted by the NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT), Ankara, Turkey

2017

14–16 March: Third meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)

29 MarchWorkshop In Support Of The Biological Weapons Convention Extended Assistance Programmes, EU Delegation and BTWC Implementation Support Unit, Geneva

26 AprilCeremony for the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention, The Hague

8 May: Disarmament in the Middle East, Vienna

30–31 MayAnnual Conference, EU Institute for Security Studies, Brussels

22–31 August62nd Pugwash Conference, Astana, Kazakhstan

29–31 August: Fourth meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)

8 NovemberWorkshop on the Biological Weapons Convention, Geneva Centre for Security Policy in collaboration with the BTWC Implementation Support Unit

4–8 December: BTWC Meeting of States Parties, Geneva

2016

1–4 February: Course Addressing Challenges in Global Health SecurityGeneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland

15 FebruaryThe Ongoing Challenge of Controlling Chemical Weapons, Lecture in the cycle ‘Arms Control and Proliferation’ University of Antwerp, Belgium

21–22 March: Workshop Data Capture of Syria Chemical Weapons AllegationsHarvard Sussex Program in association with Cranfield University, University of Sussex, UK

28 November–2 DecemberCWC Twenty-first Session of the Conference of States Parties (Agenda and documents)

23–25 November: 18th Annual Meeting of National Authorities, OPCW, The Hague

7–25 November8th BTWC Review Conference (Agenda & documents)

24–28 October: Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the OPCW (Presentation on ABEO)

4–6 October: 2nd meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)

13–14 September: Regional Workshop on the Preparation of the Eighth Review Conference in Africa, African Union, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia

29–30 August: Regional Workshop on the Preparation of the Eighth Review Conference in South and South-East Asia, New Delhi, India

22–23 August: Regional Workshop on the Preparation of the Eighth BWC Review Conference in Latin America, Brasilia, Brazil

8–12 August: 2nd session of the Preparatory Committee of the 8th BTWC Review Conference (Agenda & documents)

15–16 June: Regional Workshop on the Preparation of the Eighth BWC Review Conference in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Astana, Kazakhstan

2–4 MayChemical Safety and Security in a Technologically Evolving WorldOPCW Day 2016, The Hague, Netherlands

28–29 April: Inaugural meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)

26–27 April: 1st session of the Preparatory Committee of the 8th BTWC Review Conference (Agenda & documents)

11–15 April: Training Course: Terrorist Use of WMD, Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT), Ankara, Turkey

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