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We are excited to announce that our mailing list is open to sign-ups! International Student/Young Pugwash and all of the young/student Pugwash groups around the world have so much for the new year. You can sign-up to the mailing list to be informed about new events and projects here: https://isyp.org/get-involved/

As we approach the end of 2021, we are excited to launch more projects in 2022 addressing challenges at the intersection of technology, safety and ethics. If you want to get involved or have questions, you can contact us via the form on our Get Involved page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you into the ISYP community!

Call For Participation: The Next Generation Workshop

There is a great opportunity for next generation scholars and professionals in non-proliferation and disarmament. We are pleased to announce that the Istituto Affari Internazionali, on behalf of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, is
organizing a “Next Generation Workshop”. The call to participate in this year’s #NextGen Workshop is open. This workshop is for junior diplomats, researchers or students working on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Make sure to check out the link to be involved in fruitful discussions and find out more: https://nonproliferation.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/NEXTGEN-CALL-2021.pdf

ISYP Board Members gather to tackle nuclear and climate crises

ISYP looks forward to a fruitful discussion at the Thinkers Lodge Summit on Nuclear and Climate Crises, which will take place virtually and in person from September 29 to October 3, 2021. The Centre for Local Prosperity has invited ISYP board members Natalya Samoylovskaya, Laura Rose O’Connor, Talia Weiss and Shane Ward to join 20 other dedicated experts in addressing some of the biggest challenges faced by humanity today. Make sure to follow interviews and webinars with the Thinkers online.

International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) is pleased to announce a call for applications to join our Executive Board

We are recruiting motivated young scholars and policy practitioners with diverse backgrounds and expertise, ranging from science and technology to political science and international law. Successful candidates will join existing Board Members in Summer 2021 to pursue the main objectives of the group and develop the range of activities and projects. This is a voluntary position and the expected time commitment is variable, depending on the willingness of candidates to engage in projects or working group meetings, but would normally run no more than 2-4 hours per month.

The main responsibility of Executive Board members is to guide the direction and activities of the ISYP network in line with our tradition and values. The Executive Board is committed to represent individuals with different areas of expertise as well as different geo-political regions of the world. Since 2001, the nature of the Executive Board has changed, according to the needs and possibilities of International Student/Young Pugwash. Today, members of the Executive Board have a direct bearing on the following areas:

  •       The organization of annual conferences and other international events
  •       The promotion and co-organization of regional events, such as workshops, consultations and meetings
  •       The relations of ISYP with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
  •       The future of International Student/Young Pugwash

The Board works closely with the Nobel Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to provide the next generation of students and young professionals concerned with the interface of science, technology, society and ethics unique opportunities to address potential sources of conflict, and to come up with new and innovative solutions to our greatest security challenges. These include:

  •       Nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control
  •       The impact of emerging technologies (cyber, AI, robotics)
  •       CBRN security
  •       Conflict mediation and regional cooperation
  •       Climate change and environmental security
  •       Ethical issues in science and technology

Candidates must be under 35. Deadline for submissions is 4 April 2021.
Please complete the application form: https://forms.gle/xTdXJ3ADxneRX4XV6