Roundtable: Trust, Cooperation and the Global Nuclear Future


Roundtable participants


Professor Wyn Bowen (King’s College London)



Wyn Bowen is Professor of Non-Proliferation & International Security, and Director of the Centre for Science & Security Studies, in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Prior to joining War Studies in September 2007, Wyn Bowen was Professor of International Security and Director of Research in the Defence Studies Department at King's College London located at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC), Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, where he had previously been a Senior Lecturer (2002-2005) and Lecturer (1997-2002). Prior to joining King’s College London, Wyn Bowen was a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California (1995-1997). In 1994 he spent five months as a Center Associate of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. Wyn Bowen received his PhD (1997) and MA (1992) from the University of Birmingham, and a BA (Hons) from the University of Hull (1991).

Wyn Bowen served as a weapons inspector on several ballistic missile inspection teams in Iraq with the UN Special Commission in 1997-98 and has worked as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency and several government departments. He served as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons' Foreign Affairs Committee for inquiries into 'The Decision to go to War with Iraq,' (2003) and 'Weapons of Mass Destruction,' (2000). Wyn Bowen has served on the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee on the Scientific Aspects of International Security (2008-2011) and the Royal Society’s Working Group on Nuclear Non-Proliferation. He is a Trustee of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Journal. He was founding co-editor of the journal Defence Studies (Taylor and Francis).


Dr. David Chambers (Atomic Weapons Establishment)

Biography available on request


Dr. Patricia Lewis (Chatham House)



Patricia Lewis is the Research Director for International Security at Chatham House, taking over from her position as Deputy Director and Scientist-in-Residence at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California. Previously she was Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva (1997-2008) and Director of the Verification Institute VERTIC (1989-1997). She has served on a number of expert panels, including the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament (1998–2008) and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, chaired by Hans Blix. Before taking up her position at UNIDIR, she was a member of the expert panel appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence to provide input into the UK's 1998 Strategic Defence Review.


Mr. Paul Schulte (King’s College London)



Paul Schulte is Senior Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College London. He holds the post of  Senior Visiting Fellow for the Disarmament and Globalisation Programme in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and also at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He is Senior Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Defence Studies within the Department of War Studies, and in the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been a Senior Fellow in the UK Defence Academy since September 2007.

He previously served as chief speechwriter to two UK defense secretaries (2006–2007), as director of proliferation and arms control for the UK Ministry of Defence, and as UK commissioner on the UN commissions for Iraqi disarmament, UNSCOM and UNMOVIC (1997–2002).

He also worked in Iraq’s Coalition Provisional Authority as director of defense organization in the Office of National Security Affairs (2004), the office responsible for rebuilding the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, and was founding head of the UK’s Post Conflict Reconstruction Unit (2004–2005) involved in planning the initial integrated British civil-military campaign in Helmand province in Afghanistan



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