Global Anti-Nuclear Activism, Past and Present
26 March 2021
Concluding a major two-day international conference, this public panel discussion explores how global anti-nuclear activism has influenced policymaking since the late Cold War, and what strategies are available to anti-nuclear activists today. This event, chaired by Dr Luc-André Brunet, brings together Professor Mary Kaldor, Nick Dunlop, and Beatrice Fihn.
Global Histories of Anti-Nuclear and Peace Activism in the late Cold War
22 and 23 May 2021
One of the most dynamic areas within the historiography of the Cold War and social movement studies in recent years has been the study of peace and anti-nuclear activism in the last decades of the Cold War. Existing scholarship in this area has for the most part focused on the largest countries within NATO, notably the US, the UK, and West Germany. This conference aims to broaden the scope beyond the North Atlantic by inviting papers on protest that opposes various aspects of nuclear technologies in any country, and to widen the periodisation beyond the Eurocentric account that solely focuses on the Euromissile crisis. One of the objectives of the conference is to bring together historians, political scientists, sociologists and academics from cultural and media studies who are conducting empirical research on peace protests globally during the late Cold War in order to tell a global story of anti-nuclear and peace activism
This conference is co-organised by the LSE IDEAS Peace and Security Project, The Open University, the University of Sheffield, Università Roma Tre, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project.
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Towards a new Euromissile Crisis? Implications of the end of the INF Treaty
21 November 2019
In light of the American and Russian withdrawals from the landmark 1987 INF Treaty, this event discusses the implications for European security, transatlantic relations, and nuclear disarmament.
Star Wars: A View from the Commentariat
31 May 2019
Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman from King's College London delivered the keynote lecture entitled 'Star Wars: A View from the Commentariat'. This was part of the conference 'Towards an International History of the Strategic Defence Initiative'.