ICCS seminar series podcast: Chemically Massacring Civilians

Posted on Monday 14th April 2014

Chemically Massacring Civilians: How Much Does, Should, or Can the International Community Care?

Speaker: Paul Schulte

This talk examines and assesses the effectiveness of emerging international responses to chemical attacks during the Syrian Civil War. It considers historical context, attitudes towards WMD possession and use, and recurrent structural aspects of Great Power interest, affecting the choices and legitimate knowledge available to international organisations.

Paul Schulte is a Non-Resident Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, a Research Fellow in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College London. Paul is an expert on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Verification, and a member of a number of high level advisory groups including: the CSIS European Trilateral Nuclear Dialogue Group, the EU Nonproliferation Consortium, and the Foreign Office Unofficial Experts Advisory Group. He is also on the UN Secretary General's list of accredited international disarmament experts.

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