Events 2019

Last update: 12 July 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 February: Le 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 February: Future 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 April: Rapid 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 May: Spring 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 May: Exercice 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 June: Executive Course on Export Control, KAZGUU University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  • 9-10 July: Article 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 August: CONDENsE 2019 (COnference on Nonproliferation and Dual use awarENEss), Ypres, Belgium
  • 16-20 September: NATO Biological Warfare Defence Awareness Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
  • 30 September – 4 October: Terrorist 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 November: II. 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 January: The CWC: the fourth Review Conference and beyond, Wilton Park, UK
  • 29 January: Verification 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 March: Export Control of Dual-use Materials and Technologies in GUAM Countries, Workshop organised by the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), Kyiv
  • 17–18 April: Roundtable 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 May: History of Nerve Agents and the CWC, Workshop organised by the University of Kent, University College London and University of Sussex, Canterbury, UK
  • 2 May: Review & Evaluation Workshop of the Components of an Agreed Framework for the Full Implementation of Article XI, OPCW, The Hague
  • 17 May: Future Challenges for the Chemical Weapons Convention, Lecture in the cycle ‘Arms Control and Proliferation’ University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • 22 May: Educational Approaches to Export Controls for CBRN- relevant technologies, Lecture at Higher School of Economics, KAZGUU University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • 23–25 May: Challenges 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 July: Strategic Trade Control and Non-Proliferation, EU Summer University, Baden, Austria
  • 19 July: War, 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 October: CBRN 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 November: CBRN 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 November: Pioneering 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 March: Workshop In Support Of The Biological Weapons Convention Extended Assistance Programmes, EU Delegation and BTWC Implementation Support Unit, Geneva
  • 26 April: Ceremony 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 May: Annual Conference, EU Institute for Security Studies, Brussels
  • 22–31 August: 62nd Pugwash Conference, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • 29–31 August: Fourth meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)
  • 8 November: Workshop 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 Security, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 15 February: The 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 Allegations, Harvard Sussex Program in association with Cranfield University, University of Sussex, UK
  • 11–15 April: Training Course: Terrorist Use of WMD, Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT), Ankara, Turkey
  • 26–27 April: 1st session of the Preparatory Committee of the 8th BTWC Review Conference (Agenda & documents)
  • 28–29 April: Inaugural meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)
  • 2–4 May: Chemical Safety and Security in a Technologically Evolving World, OPCW Day 2016, The Hague, Netherlands
  • 15–16 June: Regional Workshop on the Preparation of the Eighth BWC Review Conference in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • 8–12 August: 2nd session of the Preparatory Committee of the 8th BTWC Review Conference (Agenda & documents)
  • 22–23 August: Regional Workshop on the Preparation of the Eighth BWC Review Conference in Latin America, Brasilia, Brazil
  • 29–30 August: Regional Workshop on the Preparation of the Eighth Review Conference in South and South-East Asia, New Delhi, India
  • 13–14 September: Regional Workshop on the Preparation of the Eighth Review Conference in Africa, African Union, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 4–6 October: 2nd meeting of the OPCW Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO)
  • 10–14 October: 83rd Session of the Executive Council of the OPCW (Presentation on ABEO)
  • 24–28 October: Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the OPCW (Presentation on ABEO)
  • 3–4 November: 2016 EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference
  • 7–25 November8th BTWC Review Conference (Agenda & documents)
  • 23–25 November: 18th Annual Meeting of National Authorities, OPCW, The Hague
  • 28 November–2 December: CWC Twenty-first Session of the Conference of States Parties (Agenda and documents)