International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) Community Survey

We wish to learn more about the student/young Pugwash community—so we can best serve as an effective network among you, and create meaningful programming for you.

To that end, we would greatly appreciate your filling out this short survey:

In particular, we are working to bridge divides and create connections across national borders and fields of study. For that purpose, it is helpful to know your countries of residence and citizenship, as well as your disciplines/topics of study and expertise. (If we wish to connect you with someone in the ISYP network, we will ask you first, and we will not share non-public information without your permission.)
We look forward to learning more about how ISYP can be most valuable to you!

If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to reach out at

Introducing the New ISYP Advisory Board

We are thrilled to announce the highly distinguished members of the ISYP Advisory Board, which is a newly created body that will advise the ISYP Board on its future direction and strategy.

We are excited to learn from the global interdisciplinary expertise of AB members, ranging from nuclear non-proliferation and arms control to international security and physics.

Please welcome:

• Dr Kennette Benedict – Senior Advisor, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Lecturer
• Ms Sandra Butcher – Chief Executive of the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome – UK (National FASD)
• Dr Poul Erik Christiansen – Raymond Frankel Nuclear Security Policy Fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
• Mr Hubert K Foy – Director & Senior Research Scientist, African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS)
• Dr Francesca Giovannini – Executive Director, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard University
• Dr Karen Hallberg – Professor of Physics, Instituto Balseiro
• Dr Happymon Jacob – Associate Professor of Diplomacy and Disarmament, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
• Mr Karim Kadry – Commercial and Business Development Manager at the Egyptian Drilling Company
• Dr Moritz Kütt – Senior Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, at the University of Hamburg
• Dr Zafra Lerman – President, Malta Conferences Foundation
• Dr Anna Péczeli – Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
• Dr Mahsa Rouhi – Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the National Defense University
• Ms Elena Sokova – Executive Director of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)
• Mr Sherman Teichman – Founding Director Emeritus (1985-2016) of the Institute of Global Leadership at Tufts University
• Dr Tong Zhao – Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The ISYP Board is fortunate and grateful to have these great minds advising our work over the coming years.

Full biographies of all Advisory Board members can be found here.

Sign up for our mailing list

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:

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:

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.