Security and disarmament

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'security and disarmament'. This covers military technologies, arms control and disarmament (esp. nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, ‘Missile Defense’, conventional weapons) - as well as alternative concepts of security, peace building and conflict prevention.

Scientists and engineers have a central role in the development of weapons and therefore share a special responsibilty to society. SGR's project work has investigated the extensive influence that the military has over science and technology.

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David Hookes, SGR, explores the ethical and legal implications of the growing use of armed, unmanned planes in the ‘war against terrorism’.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011
 

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at the AGM of Sheffield Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 17 November 2010.

A similar presentation was given at Lancaster University on 2 December 2010.
 

Science and technology have contributed to huge changes over the last century and longer. But are the costs of these changes now outweighing the benefits? And if so, what should be done?

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at 'What is science for?' seminar, Manchester Metropolitan University, 16 October 2010
 

Article by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, in UNESCO report, Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development, published 14 October 2010.
 

Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, co-ordinated by SGR and signed by 36 UK professors, sent 13 October 2010
 

Summary of SGR letters to the Science Minister, David Willets, and the Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, regarding possible cuts to UK science spending (early September).
 

Full text of SGR response to the UK Strategic Defence and Security Review, 3 September 2010.

A very similar submission was made to the House of Comons Defence Committee inquiry into this Review.
 

David Webb, Leeds Metropolitan University, argues that a major industrial shift away from military technology should be a key component in building the low carbon economy.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38, winter 2010
 

Stuart Parkinson critically examines progress on global nuclear disarmament over the past year.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38, winter 2010