Bullets and a magazine


Challenging the Arms Trade

Hosted by LSE Library and LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security

LSE Library Education Room (lower ground floor), United Kingdom


Ann Feltham

Parliamentary Coordinator for Campaign Against Arms Trade


Dr Louise Arimatsu

Distinguished Policy Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, LSE

The arms trade fuels war, exacerbates regional tensions, gives succour to human right abusers and squanders resources. It is supported by governments and the arms companies. This talk will look at the arms trade, with a focus on the UK, over the past four decades and see how opposition to it has been growing. 

Ann Feltham became a supporter of the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) in 1978, four years after it was set up. She joined its staff in 1985 and is now Parliamentary Coordinator. As well as leading on CAAT's parliamentary work, she is also responsible for CAAT's international work and liaises with the lawyers on current challenges to arms exports to Saudi Arabia. She is on the Steering Groups of Rethinking Security and Drone Wars UK, and co-coordinates the Arms Conversion Defence Diversification group of the New Lucas Plan. 

This event is part of a series of collaborative peace seminars hosted by LSE Library in partnership with the Centre for Women, Peace and Security's AHRC funded project "A Feminist International Law of Peace and Security" (FILPS). FILPS is a visionary multi-disciplinary project that elaborates on the legal content of the UN’s Women, Peace and Security agenda to develop an alternative reading of international law that more effectively delivers on gender equality and sustainable peace 

Dr Louise Arimatsu is Distinguished Policy Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, where she works on the AHRC project 'A Feminist International Law of Peace and Security' and the ERC project 'Gendered Peace'. Her current research projects include 'A Feminist Foreign Policy' and 'Women and Weapons'.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

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