|Civil society preparations for the 7th BWC Review Conference 2011||The Authors|
How effective was the Intersessional Process in strengthening the BWC?
Alexander Kelle - "The BWC Intersessional Process – Mandate for self-limitation" - 20 September 2011 ↓expand↓
Jean Pascal Zanders - "The Intersessional Process as herald of a new BW disarmament approach?" - 30 September 2011 ↓expand↓
Amelia Broodryk - "The effectiveness of the Intersessional Process in strengthening the BTWC: a South perspective " - 16 November 2011 ↓expand↓
Comments on this discussion are welcome at a.kelle[at]bath.ac.uk.
Julie E. Fischer leads Stimson’s Global Health Security project, which explores the tools, policies, programs, and partnerships that strengthen global capabilities for disease detection and response. Dr. Fischer is a former Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow and American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Fellow. As professional staff with the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, she worked on issues related to domestic terrorism preparedness and the consequences of biological, chemical, and radiological exposures during military service. She served as a senior research fellow at the University of Washington and Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, and an independent consultant to a Thai-U.S. collaboration aimed at strengthening Thai capacity to identify and control emerging infections of regional and global significance. Dr. Fischer received a BA from Hollins University and a PhD in microbiology and immunology from Vanderbilt University.
Amelia Broodryk is a Researcher within the Institute for Security Studies' Arms Management Programme in Pretoria. She is currently working in the "Africa's Development and the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction" project (WMD Project). Her areas of expertise include nuclear security, including nuclear power and uranium mining, as well as various disarmament and non-proliferation treaties such as the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba) and the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Amelia has a Master's degree in International Studies from the University of Pretoria.
Dr. Alexander Kelle is a political scientist by training and a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS) at the University of Bath, UK. He received his PhD from J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main in 1996. Before coming to Bath he held positions at Queen's University Belfast, University of Bradford, Stanford University, Goethe University Frankfurt and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. His research in general addresses international security cooperation and the foreign and security policies of Western liberal democracies. More specifically he is interested in regime evolution and normative change in the chemical and biological weapons (CBW) prohibition regimes and the impact of the revolution in the life sciences - in particular in the area of synthetic biology - on both the definition of chemical and biological security threats and on the CBW prohibition regimes.
Jean Pascal Zanders
Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders has been a Research Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studie since June 2008. His research areas cover armament, disarmament and non-proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, as well as space policy. He was Project Leader of the Chemical and Biological Warfare Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from October 1996 until August 2003 and Director of the Geneva-based BioWeapons Prevention Project (BWPP) from April 2003 until May 2006. He has published extensively on chemical and biological weapon issues.