Our research seeks to address the key nuclear issues of global governance, responsibility, and non-proliferation.
We assess avenues for reforming and strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and seek to develop new ethical approaches that can contribute to policy debates in the UK and internationally. Through this work and our partnership with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), we hope to impact on discussions around the UK’s role in multilateral nuclear diplomacy.
Professor of International Relations
Department of Political Science and International Studies
Nicholas J. Wheeler is Professor of International Relations and former Director of the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation, and Security at the University of Birmingham.
His publications include (with Ken Booth) The Security Dilemma: Fear, Cooperation, and Trust in World Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International ...
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NucSoc has made big changes this semester! We have a new logo and a new committee position, and have been able to hold events in person. Their President Adam Jackson tells what they've been up to.
NucSoc are thrilled that Avery Cunningham, NucSoc superstar, won the Great Achievement in EPS Award at the EPS Societies' Awards 2021! Dylan and Molly tell us more about NucSoc's term and introduce their new committee.
Double nuclear graduate Sunchi shares her story of defying the odds to become one of the few Black women specialising in nuclear energy technology.
NucSoc have persevered to keep providing events and carrying on as normal as possible. Their President, Dylan tells us how they've adapted and their successes in virtual events.
It may have been cut short but that doesn't mean that this term has been any quieter for NucSoc! Outgoing President Peter Yarnell tells us more.
This semester has been as eventful as always for NucSoc with a packed calendar of social and academic events. Take a peek at what they've been up to.
University of Birmingham experts continue to build their partnership with Chinese nuclear regulators – holding a high-profile international workshop.
Read the latest annual report from the ICCS, which highlights the significant research developments and achievements over the last 12 months.
The ICCS has been working in partnership with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) on the Nuclear Responsibilities programme. Here is their latest report.
The International Relations Committee has published written evidence from Paul Schulte and Nicholas Wheeler as part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and nuclear disarmament inquiry.
The Society had a fantastic spring term organising socials with other societies, attending the Materials Ball and entering the EPS Trophy to name but a few of their highlights.The committee tells us more.
The existing UK energy "strategy" appears to have suffered a terminal blow with the disappearance of two major new build projects.
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