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Shane Ward

Master's Student and Third Nuclear Age Project Lead at International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP)

Shane is a McHenry Fellow in the Security Studies Program at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He sits on the Leadership Team of International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP), where he co-leads the Third Nuclear Age project and spearheads the Young Pugwash Talks series. Shane is also the former national coordinator of Student Young Pugwash-UK, a member of the British Pugwash Executive Committee, and an advisor to Student Pugwash USA.

His research focuses on the US-UK security relationship, strategic non-nuclear weapons, climate change, and other existential security threats. Alongside his roles with Pugwash and NEVER, he is part of BASIC’s Emerging Voices Network, the ELN’s Next-Gen NPT Advisory Committee, and NSquare’s Horizon 2045 strategic foresight group. Shane has been published multiple times in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nukes of Hazard, and The Organisation for World Peace, and has spoken at CSIS PONI on the US-UK security relationship. Prior to returning to his studies, Shane worked as a public relations consultant at Kekst CNC, including with Global 500 energy and security firms.

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Beyond nuclear deterrence: New approaches for tackling non-nuclear strategic threats

In our latest commentary from the ELN’s New European Voices on Existential Risk (NEVER) network, Shane Ward and Eva Siegmann, explore how the emergence of non-nuclear strategic threats (NNST) has undermined the normative taboo surrounding the use of nuclear weapons, and why new methods extending beyond deterrence are needed to ensure international stability.

23 October 2023 | Shane Ward and Eva Siegmann