Presentations

2017

Triggering Article VII of the BTWC: Conditions and basic scenarios, Article VII of the BWC and the UN System, 2nd Workshop of the Project on strengthening global mechanisms and capacities for responding to deliberate use of biological agents, New York, 12-13 December 2017

Triggering Article VII of the BTWC: Conditions and basic scenarios, Article VII of the BTWC: Initiating a request for assistance in case of exposure to a biological danger as a result of a violation of the Convention BTWC, Meeting of States Parties – Side Event Hosted by France, Geneva, 6 December 2017

Article VII of the BTWC: Assistance in case of a treaty violation, Workshop on the Biological Weapons Convention, Co-hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU), Geneva, 8 November 2017

National Implementation of the BTWC: Some Issues and Thoughts, Global Biosecurity Challenges: Problems and Solutions, International conference, Sochi, Russian Federation, 1–2 November 2017

Biological Weapons Convention: Triggering Article VII, Article VII Tabletop Exercise, UNODA, Geneva, 9 – 10 October 2017

Biological Weapons Convention: Relevant science and technology review, Regional Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Implications of developments in science and technology for the Biological Weapons Convention, Kyiv, Ukraine, 21–22 September 2017

Biological Weapons Convention Article VII: Preparing for operationalisation, Article VII Workshop – First Meeting, UNODA, Geneva, 11 September 2017

Universalisation of the BTWC in the Pacific Region (Fiji, 26 – 28 July 2017)

Future Challenges for the Chemical Weapons Convention, Lecture in the cycle ‘Arms Control and Proliferation’, University of Antwerp, 11 May 2017

Building A WMD-Free Zone on Existing Treaties and Conventions: Syrian CWC-Adherence and Reactions, Especially in Israel, Side event to the 2017 Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), organised by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East (APOME), Vienna, 8 May 2017

2016

OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO): The First Year, 83rd Session of the Executive Council of the OPCW, 13 October 2016

Article VII of the BWC, Introductory Workshop on the 8th Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention, Organised by the BWC Implementation Support Unit (ISU), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI), Geneva, 27 June 2016

OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO): The First StepsOPCW Day The Hague, 3 May 2016

Future and CWC: Allegations of CW Use and Their Impact on the Treaty, OPCW Day The Hague, 3 May 2016

Internal dynamics of a terrorist entity acquiring non-conventional weaponry, Terrorist Use of WMD, Centre of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism, Ankara, 14 April 2016

Preventing Terrorist Use of CBW: The role of international disarmament treaties, Terrorist Use of WMD, Centre of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism, Ankara, 11 April 2016

CW Use in Terrorist Attacks: ISIL’s resort to toxic chemicals in Syria and Iraq, Terrorist Use of WMD, Centre of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism, Ankara, 11 April 2016

The Ongoing Challenge of Controlling Chemical Weapons, Lecture in the cycle ‘Arms Control and Proliferation’, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 15 February 2016

Biosafety and biosecurity : A disarmament perspective, Course Addressing Challenges in Global Health Security, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 February 2016

2015

The BTWC: Who Complies with What?, BTWC Meeting of States Parties – Side event: Let’s talk about compliance: measures, methods, and modalities, convened by the Hamburg Research Group and Harvard Sussex Programme, Geneva, 15 December 2015

Ontwapening over militaire interventie: de rol van de OPCW in de eliminatie van chemische wapens in Syrië, Studiedag: Het recht van de gevechtsmiddelen (wapens): evolutie en status quaestionis, Studiecentrum voor Militair Recht en Oorlogsrecht, Brussel, 7 december 2015 (in Dutch)

The Chemical Weapons Convention: The past, the present and the future, Asser Institute, 6th Annual WMD Summer Programme: Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in a Changing World, The Hague, 30 August – 4 September 2015

Article VII of the BTWC, Workshop – An Introduction To The Biological Weapons Convention, organised by the BTWC Implementation Support Unit (ISU) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Geneva, 3 August 2015

The EU and the future of the BTWC: Strategies towards and beyond the 8th Review Conference, 4th Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-­Proliferation Consortium, Brussels, 13 – 14 July 2015

Iran and the Ban on Chemical Weapons:Compliance with the norm before and after the CWC, How Iran Might Test an Agreement with the P5+1, Colloquium organised by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington, DC, 25 June 2015

Preventing Future Biological Weapons : Challenges for the disarmament regime, Security Implications of 3D and Biotechnology, Workshop organised by Emerging Security Challenges Working Group, PFP Consortium Of Defense Academies And Security Studies Institutes, Chisinau, Moldova, 29-30 April 2015

A Century of Chemical Weapons Why disarmament prevailed over armament, A Century of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Enough! , Conference organised by the City of Ypres and Mayors for Peace – 2020 Vision Campaign, Ypres, 23-24 April 2015

Coercive Disarmament, Multilateral Diplomacy Two Facets Of CW Disarmament In The Middle East, Colloquium: Chemical Weapons: from Ypres to Aleppo, Royal Higher Institute for Defence, Brussels, 22 April 2015

Van chloor tot chloor: 100 jaar chemische oorlogvoering, presentation in Langemark, 18 April 2015 (in Dutch)

The Potential for Confidence-building in the Chemical Weapons Area in the Middle East, APOME workshop: Tackling the Middle East WMD/DVs Arsenals in the Context of Military Asymmetries Towards Zonal Disarmament, Berlin, 11–12 March 2015

Syria’s Chemical Weapons Dismantlement: Identifying Spill-Over Potentials, APOME workshop: Tackling the Middle East WMD/DVs Arsenals in the Context of Military Asymmetries Towards Zonal Disarmament, Berlin, 11–12 March 2015

Biological and Chemical Weapons: New Proliferation Challenges, Geneva Centre for Security Policy ELECTIVE Term 2 – Arms Proliferation, 24 February 2015

2014

Verification, transparency & civil society, Research Group for Biological Arms Control, University of Hamburg, Open Source Tools for the Assessment of Compliance with the BTWC, Geneva, 3 August 2014

Verification: Where to start? How to start?, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), The Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction: Prospects and Challenges, Geneva, 25 June 2014

CBRN Security: Current international security structures, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, CBRN Security Seminar, Budapest, 17–18 June 2014

Chemical & Biological Weapons: Achievements and Challenges, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), 15th New Issues in Security Course (NISC), 11 June 2014

From Ypres to Ghouta and Back Again: A Short Story of Chemical Weapon Disarmament, Workshop: Instruments of Arms Control, convened by Vrede vzw (Ghent, Belgium), Peace Event Sarajevo, 8 June 2014

Future Disarmament Challenges for Chemical & Biological Weapons, Lecture in the cycle ‘Arms Control and Proliferation’, University of Antwerp, 28 April 2014

Transparency and compliance: Where is the BTWC headed?, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, 1st Ad Hoc Seminar: Enhancing compliance of the BTWC through national implementation and other means, Brussels, 24 April 2014

Seminar report: BTWC workshop report (final)

The challenges of eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons at sea, Roundtable: A World Free Of Chemical Weapons And Beyond, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, 20–21 March 2014

The BTWC Process: History, Aims, Structure and Operation, Workshop: National Implementation of the BTWC, Kathmandu, Nepal, 20-21 February 2014

Confidence-Building Measures: Objectives, Process And Tools, Workshop: National Implementation of the BTWC, Kathmandu, Nepal, 20-21 February 2014

Assessing the Risk of Proliferation: The Biological Dimension, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), 28th International Training Course In Security Policy 2013-2014, Geneva, 29 January 2014

2013

Designing Nuclear Weapon Disarmament: Verification Insights from the Chemical Weapons Convention, United Nations, Open-Ended Working Group: Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations, Geneva, 17 May 2013

Allegations of Chemical Warfare in Syria, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium: Second Consultative Meeting, Brussels, 17-18 June 2013

Non-Proliferation of ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’: The Ultimate challenge?, European Institute of Public Administration, Seminar on Global Challenges – Security: Multiple Dimensions and Challenges, Brussels, 15-16 October 2013

2012

A NWFZ  for the Middle East: Fitting the Building Blocks, 2nd Summit of Honour on Atoms for Peace and Environment, Brussels, 28 February–1 March 2012

2010

L’imagination au pouvoir: Seeing a Future for BW Disarmament, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Washington, DC, 14 April 2010

2009

Internal dynamics of a terrorist entity acquiring non-conventional weaponry, European Commission, Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security, Brussels, 17 February 2009

2005

Ypres, 22 April 2015: Can it Be Avoided?, 1915: Innocence Slaughtered International conference, Ypres, 17-19 November 2005