Geneva Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on the Implementation of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions

On 3-4 December 2005 the Pugwash Study Group on the Implementation of the Chemical and  Biological Weapons Conventions held its 23rd workshop in Geneva.

Achieving a successful outcome of the Sixth Review Conference

Geneva report on CBW

Rapporteur: C.A. McLeish

Participant List

Dr. Jan van Aken, Head, Study Group on Biological Arms Control, Hamburg University, Germany

Dr. Maurizio Barbeschi, Scientist, Preparedness to Accidental and Deliberate Epidemics, Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response, Communicable Disease Cluster (EPR/CSR), World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Amb. Sergey Batsanov, Director, Geneva Office of International Pugwash; Member, Pugwash CBW Steering Committee; Member, International Advisory Board, Geneva Centre for Democratic Reform of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Ms. Una Becker, Research Associate, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany

Dr. Kenneth Bernard (USA), Adviser to the Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland [formerly: Special Assistant to the President for Biodefense, Homeland Security Council, White House]

Mr. Robert Blum, Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Washington, DC [formerly: Delegate, US Delegation to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons]

Mr. John Borrie, Project Leader, Disarmament as Humanitarian Action, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Bernhard Brasack, Permanent Representative of Germany to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva

Mr. Bob Brooks, National Coordinator, CWC/BTWC, Nonproliferation and Disarmament (Chemical, Biological, Conventional), Department of Foreign Affairs, Ontario,Canada

Ms. Sarah Broughton, Head of CBW Section, Counter Proliferation Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK [formerly: 2nd Secretary, UK Mission to the UN, NY]

Dr. Vladimir S. Bundin, Senior Counselor, Department of Security & Disarmament Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow

Col. (ret.) Pierre Canonne, Member, Pugwash Council; Senior Lecturer, Disarmament and Arms Control, Univ. Marne-la-Vallés/Paris, France

Monsieur Paulino Franco de Carvalho Neto, Mission of Brazil

Dr. Marie Chevrier, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA; Chair, Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Weapons, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Washington, DC

Dr. Nancy Connell, Professor, Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Medicine, and Director, Center for BioDefense, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA

Dr. Filippa Corneliussen (Norway), Research Fellow, BIOS Centre, London School of Economics, UK

Dr. Ottorino Cosivi (Italy), Project Leader, Preparedness for Deliberate Epidemics, Global Alert and Response, Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR), World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Katharine Crittenberger, Deputy Director, Office of Conventional & CBW Affairs, Bureau of Verification, Compliance and Implementation, US Department of State, Washington, DC; Deputy Head of Delegation, US Delegation to Meetings of BWC States Parties

Prof. Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

Dr. Deng HongmeiCounsellor (Disarmament Affairs), Permanent Mission of China to the UN at Geneva

Mr. Daniel Feakes (UK), Research Fellow, Harvard Sussex Program  SPRU-Science & Technology Policy Research, The Freeman Centre, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Mr. Jamie Fly, Action Officer, Nonproliferation Policy, Office of the US Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC

Mr. Masahiro Fujikawa, Officer, Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions Division, Disarmament, Nonproliferation and Science Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Erhard Geissler, retired Head, Bioethical Research Group, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Jozef Goldblat (Sweden/Switzerland), Vice President, Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI), Geneva, Switzerland; Consultant, United Nations, Geneva

Mr. Mikaël Griffon, Conseiller, Mission Permanente de la France

Mr. Andrew Grotto, Senior Analyst, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC, USA

Prof. Jeanne Guillemin, Senior Advisor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Security Studies Program, Cambridge, MA, USA; Professor of Sociology, Boston College Institution

Mr. Richard Guthrie (UK), Project Leader, CBW Project,. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Solna, Sweden

Dr. Gert Günter Harigel, Senior Physicist (Emeritus), European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland (1995- ); Secretary and Treasurer, Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI)

Ms. Melissa S. Hersh, Department of Disarmament Affairs, UN Office, Geneva; UK Emergency Planning College, CBRN Recovery Lecturer; CIMIC planning (UK/NL)

Dr. Iris Hunger, Senior Researcher, Study Group on Biological Arms Control, Hamburg University, Germany

Ms. Tehmina Janjua, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan, Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Ian Kenyon, Visiting Research Fellow, SPRU-Science & Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK; Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK

Amb. Masood Khan, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Permanent Mission of Pakistan, Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Aftab A. Khokher, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie, Manager, EuroContact, Jena, Germany; Lecturer, Erfurt University [Consultant, Technical Secretariat, OPCW, External Relations Division (1994-98); Harvard Sussex Brussels Researcher, Brussels]

Dr. Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack, Colonel-Adviser on BW/CW Nonproliferation/Disarmament, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany

Mr. Patrick Lamb, Deputy Head, Non-Proliferation Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK

Ms. Johanna Lanning (USA), Intern/Student, Boston University, Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Kobi Leins (Australia), Project Manager, Mines-Arms Unit, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Ajey Lele, Indian Air Force Officer (Wing Commander) working as Research Fellow for the last four years at  Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India

Dr. Patricia Lewis (UK), Director, UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Jez Littlewood, Research Fellow, Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, Department of Politics, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Mr. Dominique Loye, Deputy Head, Mines-Arms Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Jenifer Mackby (USA), Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC

Prof. Robert Mathews, Principal Research Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia ; Associate Professor, Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, University of Melbourne

Ms. Kathryn McLaughlin, Publications Coordinator, BioWeapons Prevention Project (BWPP), Geneva, Switzerland; Fellow, Landau Network-Centro Volta (LNCV), Como, Italy

Dr. Caitriona McLeish (Ireland), Research Fellow, Science & Technology Policy Research (SPRU), The Freeman Centre, University of Sussex,, Brighton BN1 9QE, UK

Prof. Matthew S. Meselson, Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Member, Pugwash CBW Steering Committee

Dr. Piers Millett (UK), Associate Political Officer, Secretariat of the 2004 meetings of the Biological Weapons Convention, Department of Disarmament Affairs, United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland; Consultant on science and technology for the ICRC project on Biotechnology Weapons and Humanity

Amb. Andrea Negrotto-Cambiaso, Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Kathryn Nixdorff (USA/Germany), Dept. of Microbiology and Genetics, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

Mr. Brian Parai, 2nd Secretary, Disarmament, Permanent Mission of Canada, Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Fiona Paterson, Deputy Permanent Representative, UK Permanent Representation to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Switzerland

Graham S. Pearson, Visiting Professor of International Security, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK; Member, HSP Advisory Board; Member, Pugwash CBW Steering Committee

Dr. Imtinan E. Qureshi, Minister (Technical), Permanent Mission of Pakistan, Geneva, Switzerland

James Revill, Research Student, Strengthening the BTWC, Bradford Disarmament Research Centre, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford, UK

Mr. Paul van Rhijn, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Julian Perry Robinson, Sussex Director, Harvard-Sussex Program, Science & Technology Policy Research (SPRU), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK; Member, Pugwash CBW Steering Committee

Monsieur l’Ambassadeur Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos, Mission of Brazil, Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Roger Roffey, Research Director, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Stockholm; Member of the Board, Swedish Pugwash Group

Mr. Ben Rusek, Research Associate, Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), Policy and Global Affairs, The National Academies, Washington, DC, USA

Mr. Teemu Sepponen, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Finland, Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Nicholas Sims, Reader in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London, London, UK [formerly: Member of UK Delegation to First Review Conference of the BWC (March 1980), Geneva]

Prof. Jean-Pierre Stroot (Belgium/Switzerland), retired Physicist; President of the Board of the Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI), Geneva, Switzerland; Association Suisse Pugwash, Geneva

Dr. Ralf Trapp (Germany), Senior Planning Officer, Office of the Deputy Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, The Netherlands

Mr. Arjen Vermeer, Trainee, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Switzerland; Student, Centre Universitaire de Droit International Humanitaire (CUDIH), Geneva, Switzerland

Amb. Hendrik Wagenmakers (Netherlands), Consultant, Bern, Switzerland

Mr. Reto Wollenmann, Directorate for Security Policy, Arms Control and Disarmament Policy, Bern, Switzerland

Ms. Angela Woodward (New Zealand), Deputy Director and Arms Control & Disarmament Researcher (Chemical & Biological), Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), London, UK

Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders, Director, BioWeapons Prevention Project (BWPP), Geneva, Switzerland



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