Harvard Sussex Program
on chemical and biological warfare armament and arms limitation


Output from HSP short-term research, 2000-2005


Nicholas Dragffy. "State practice with regard to the Chemical Weapons Convention", a presentation at the seminar on Humanitarian Law and Chemical Weapons, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo, Italy, 15-16 December 2005.

Kai Ilchmann, Caitríona McLeish, Tony Phillips and Julian Robinson. "Threat analysis: how might RBC agents suit the purpose of terrorists", private distribution, December 2005

Daniel Feakes. "Developing new responses to the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons", private distribution, December 2005.

Daniel Feakes. "Practical steps for accelerating BWC universality", paper presented at the 23rd Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions, Geneva, 3-4 December 2005

Daniel Feakes, Caitríona McLeish and Julian Robinson. "Non-state actors and the globalization of CBW technologies", paper presented at the 23rd Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions, Geneva, 3-4 December 2005

Daniel Feakes. "A proposal for a Resource-Guide/Briefing-Book for the Sixth BWC Review Conference", paper presented at the 23rd Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions, Geneva, 3-4 December 2005

Caitríona McLeish. "Continuous outreach activities by the Harvard Sussex Program", a paper presented by teleconference from The Royal Society (London) at a conference organized in Washington DC by the US National Academies and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Education and Raising Awareness: Challenges for Responsible Stewardship of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences, 8-9 September 2005.

Caitríona McLeish. "Success factors for outreach activities - results from a UK pilot project", a paper presented by teleconference from The Royal Society (London) at a conference organized in Washington DC by the US National Academies and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Education and Raising Awareness: Challenges for Responsible Stewardship of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences, 8-9 September 2005.

Caitríona McLeish and Paul Nightingale. "Anything but blasé", The Times Higher Education Supplement, 29 July 2005.

Jez Littlewood, Daniel Feakes, and Caitríona McLeish. Introduction to the research seminar series New Approaches to WMD Proliferation, presented during the first session held at SPRU, University of Sussex, 30 June 2005.

Ian Kenyon, Julian Robinson, and John Simpson. "New approaches to WMD proliferation: the long view", a presentation given during the first session of New Approaches to WMD Proliferation, a series of research seminars held at SPRU, University of Sussex, 30 June - 1 July 2005.

Caitríona Mcleish. "Effective action to strengthen the BTWC regime: the impact of dual use controls on UK science", paper presented at the Meeting of Experts to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, Geneva, 13 June 2005.

Julian Robinson. "Chemical Weapons and International Cooperation", a discussion paper for Pugwash High Level CBW Workshop Present Trends and Future Policy Choice, Oegstgeest, 16-17 April 2005.

Caitríona McLeish and Paul Nightingale. "Controlling biological weapons", Science and Public Affairs, April 2005.

Julian Robinson. "Iran's chemical and biological weapons programmes", private distribution, March 2005.

Caitríona McLeish and Paul Nightingale. "The impact of dual-use controls on UK science: results from a pilot project", paper given at the HSP Sussex Day seminar held at SPRU, University of Sussex, 16 March 2005.

Daniel Feakes. "Controlling the hostile use of chemistry and biology through international law", presentation given to LLM students in the Sussex Law School, University of Sussex, 9 March 2004.

Caitríona McLeish. "Security science: what impact are security controls having on UK biology?", talk given to UCL Research Seminar Group, University College London, 6 December 2005.

Julian Robinson. "The odd neglect of toxin weapons during the 2004 Meeting of Experts", discussion paper for the 21st Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on the Implementation of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions: The BTWC New Process and the Sixth Review Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 4-5 December 2004.

Caitríona McLeish. "A background note on dual use technologies: can technology studies inform the dual use debate?", paper presented to the 21st Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on the Implementation of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions: The BTWC New Process and the Sixth Review Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 4-5 December 2004.

Caitríona McLeish and Emmanuelle Tuerlings. "Is risk assessment a useful method to govern dual use research?", paper presented to the 21st Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on the Implementation of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions: The BTWC New Process and the Sixth Review Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 4-5 December 2004.

Caitríona McLeish. "Governing the uses of technology", a presentation to new Masters students at SPRU, University of Sussex, 11 October 2004.

Julian Robinson. "Chemical weapons", a presentation made during the Public Discussion Meeting, Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction, that the British Pugwash Group sponsored on 8 September 2004 during the British Association 2004 Festival of Science, University of Exeter.

Julian Robinson. "Biological warfare", lecture to first year University of Sussex Human Sciences undergraduates, in the core course Social Dimensions of Biology, 8 June 2004.

Julian Robinson. "Codes of conduct and individual responsibility", a posting on ICRC extranet Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity, 31 May 2004, 3pp.

Caitríona McLeish. "Law as a tool of technology governance", presentation at ESRC Policy-Makers' Workshop Controversial Techologies: Reconciling Precaution and Progress, held at SPRU, University of Sussex, 10-11 May 2004.

Caitríona McLeish. "Genomics, Risk, and the Politics of Dual Use", a presentation at the first international CESAGen (Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics) conference, jointly organised by the Universities of Lancaster and Cardiff, and held at the Royal Society, London, 2-4 March 2004.

Julian Robinson. "Weapons inspection regimes - biological and chemical weapons", a presentation in the University of Sussex Global Justice and Political Violence Seminar, 28 January 2004.

Daniel Feakes. "Global civil society and biological and chemical weapons", a presentation given at the HSP Sussex Day seminar held at SPRU, University of Sussex, 12 January 2004.

Julian Robinson. "Chemical terrorism", a presentation at the British Pugwash Group public discussion meeting on Britain and Unconventional Terrorism, London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine, 10 December 2003.

Matthew Meselson and Julian Perry Robinson. "'Non Lethal' Weapons and Implementation of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions", paper presented at the 20th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions The BWC Intersessional Process towards the Sixth Review Conference and Beyond, Geneva, Switzerland, 8-9 November 2003.

Caitríona McLeish. "Reactions to self-censorship", paper presented at the 20th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions The BWC Intersessional Process towards the Sixth Review Conference and Beyond, Geneva, Switzerland, 8-9 November 2003.

Julian Robinson. "The Chemical Weapons Convention in a changing political context", a presentation at the XV Amaldi Conference on Problems of Global Security, Helsinki, 25-27 September 2003.

Julian Robinson. "'Non Lethal' Warfare and the Norm against Hostile Exploitation of Disease", speaking notes for presentation at MIT in a session of the BCSIA/HSP/MIT seminar (an HSP Cambridge CBW Colloquium), 22 May 2003.

Julian Robinson. "The General Purpose Criterion and the importance of its implementation", paper presented at the 19th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions, The First CWC Review Conference and Beyond, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, 26-27 April 2003.

Julian Robinson. "Solving the problem of 'law enforcement'", paper presented at the 19th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions, The First CWC Review Conference and Beyond, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, 26-27 April 2003.

Julian Robinson. "Implications of the use of chemical incapacitants for law enforcement purposes", presentation at an ICRC briefing on this subject, The Hague, 28 March 2003.

Julian Robinson. "Chemical and Biological Weapons", Sussex Development Lecture, University of Sussex, 23 Jan 2003.

Julian Robinson. "Comments on FCO Green Paper about the BWC", 12 September 2002, memorandum to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.

Ken Alibek and Matthew Meselson. "Anthrax under the microscope", letter to the editor, Washington Post, 5 November 2002, p A24.

Julian Robinson. "International Criminalization of Biological and Chemical Armament". presentation at a Wilton Park Conference, Preventing the Proliferation of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Wiston House, 27-29 September 2002.

Julian Robinson. "Germs, warfare and the human impulse to keep them apart", presentation at ICRC Montreux meeting, 23-24 September 2002, Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity, in Session 2, Ancient Norms: New Threats. 23 September 2002.

Julian Robinson. "The General Purpose Criterion and the importance of its implementation". presentation at NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Bratislava, 18-22 September 2002, Maximizing the Security Benefits from the First Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention, 17 September 2002.

Julian Robinson. "Should the First CWC Review address state-party non-compliance with the national implementation provisions?", paper presented at the 17th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions, The Impending First CWC Review, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, 14-15 June 2002.

Julian Robinson. "The future of the OPCW", presentation following a statement by ousted OPCW Director-General José Bustani at a UK House of Commons briefing, 14 May 2002.

Richard L Garwin, Ralph E Gomory, and Matthew S Meselson. "How to fight bioterrorism", Washington Post, 14 May 2002, p A21.

Julian Robinson. "The Threat of Chemical and Biological Weapons", presentation at the Third Swiss Student Pugwash National Conference, Geneva, 10 May 2002.

Daniel Feakes. "National legal mechanisms and the establishment of an international criminalization system", a paper presented at a symposium on The Possible Use of Biological Weapons by Terrorist Groups: Scientific, Legal and International Implications, Rome, Istituto Diplomatico Mario Toscano, 15 April 2002.

Julian Robinson. " The Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions: Will They Work?" talk given at Kurdish Scientific and Medical Association (KSMA) Halabje Day, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 15 March 2002.

Julian Robinson. "What should be the scope of the CWC? A workshop report", The CBW Conventions Bulletin, no 55 (March 2002) pp 1-4.

Julian Robinson (executive editor). Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons: WHO Guidance, pre-publication issue posted on World Health Organization website, November 2001.

Julian Robinson. "Should we worry about chemical and biological weapons?", presentation at a University of Sussex seminar, 19 October 2001.

Julian Robinson (with David Atwood, Malcolm Dando, Alastair Hay, Alexander Kelle, Ian Kenyon, Kathryn Nixdorff, Graham Pearson and Nicholas Sims). Written testimony to the Subcommittee on National Security, Veteran Affairs and International Relations of the House Committee on Government Reform, 10 July 2001.

Julian Robinson and Daniel Feakes. "National implementation measures: role of the OPCW Secretariat", paper presented at the 15th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions The Approaching First CWC Review Conference, Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, 23-24 June 2001.

Julian Robinson and Caitriona McLeish. "Candidate Agent TL 2636: a cautionary tale for the General Purpose Criterion", paper presented at the 15th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions, The Approaching First CWC Review Conference, Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, 23-24 June 2001.

Julian Robinson. "The General Purpose Criterion and the new utility of toxicants as weapons", paper presented at the 15th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions The Approaching First CWC Review Conference, Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, 23-24 June 2001.

Matthew Meselson interviewed, "Bioterrorism", The Georgetown Public Policy Review, Spring 2001, vol 6 no 2, pp 107-113.

Matthew Meselson. "A draft convention to prohibit biological and chemical weapons under international criminal law" a presentation at a conference on Treaty Enforcement and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: with Special Reference to the Chemical Weapons Convention organised by the OPCW Technical Secretariat in The Hague, 7-9 February 2001.

Daniel Feakes, "Challenges in the implementation of export controls under the Chemical Weapons Convention", a presentation at a conference on Treaty Enforcement and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: with Special Reference to the Chemical Weapons Convention organised by the OPCW Technical Secretariat in The Hague, 7-9 February 2001.

Julian Robinson. "Old wars, new wars: chemical weapons towards disarmament", presentation at a workshop of the Forum per i Problemi della Pace e della Guerra, Firenze, 4 December 2000.

Julian Robinson. Memorandum for the inquiry into weapons of mass destruction, UK House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Committee, 25 July 2000.

Julian Robinson. "Effectiveness of the international treaties against chemical and biological armament, and experiences worth sharing", paper presented at the 13th Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implemenation of the CBW Conventions, CWC and BWC Experience Sharing, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, 8-9 April 2000.