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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SGR ethical careers briefing by David Webb; April 2004

This briefing provides an insight into the implications of choosing a career in any field associated with space exploration or space technology. The forces that drive developments in space technology are complex, often political, and very often linked – either overtly or covertly – with a military imperative. The briefing aims to facilitate a deeper appreciation of these forces by offering a perspective on this military influence on the space industry that’s rarely seen elsewhere.
 

Presentation given by Philip Webber, SGR, to the “Missile Defence - Threats, Responses and Projections” Conference, University of Bradford, 18 March 2004.
 

In this article based on his presentation to the SGR conference, John Finney, University College London, argues that a decision should be made now not to replace the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons.

Article from SGR Newsletter 28, November 2003
 

Stuart Parkinson looks into why the climatic disaster which would follow a potential nuclear war has been forgotten

Article from SGR Newsletter 27, July 2003
 

Issued on 24 July 2003
 

Notes for a Lecture by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, for CCE seminar ‘The War on Terror’, Sussex University on 5 July 2003
 

Short report summarising the arguments against the War on Iraq.

Philip Webber and Vanessa Spedding, with contributions from Stuart Parkinson and Eva Novotny, 27 March 2003

 

SGR Statement, 14 March 2003
 

SGR statement submitted as evidence to the House of Commons' Select Committee on Defence; 8 January 2003