Book Launch: 'Global Activism and Humanitarian Disarmament' - featuring reflections by Professor Mary Kaldor

Key information

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Brunei Gallery
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)

About this event

The event is to launch Global Activism and Humanitarian Disarmament as part of the Development Studies Seminar Series.

This book launch happens in the context of renewed arms races, armed conflicts and booming arms trade. It is also a time when there is a growing threat of the use of nuclear weapons and the use of conventional weapons that are causing devastating civilian harm during protracted armed conflicts and long after these conflicts end. 

This edited volume showcases interdisciplinary research by scholars and practitioners seeking to understand the dynamics and impact of the new global activism on weapons. 

About the speakers

Professor Mary Kaldor will serve as a discussant for the launch of this edited volume - Global Activism and Humanitarian Disarmament. She will join the panel in a reflection about, what global activism in humanitarian disarmament has achieved in the past and the challenges ahead.  

Prof Kaldor’s reflections will draw on her role as a member of the UN Advisory Board on Disarmament as well as her own civil society activism for disarmament.

Discussant: Professor Mary Kaldor (Director of the Conflict Research Programme, LSE IDEAS)


  • Dr. Sarah Njeri (Lecturer in Humanitarianism and Development, Department of Development Studies - SOAS)
  • Prof. Matthew Bolton ( Director of the International Disarmament Institute and Professor of Political Science at Pace University, New York City, USA)
  • Prof. Dan Plesch (Professor of Diplomacy and Strategy, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, CISD - SOAS)
  • Dr. Riccardo Labianco (International Policy Manager, Mines Advisory Group, UK)

About the seminar series

This event is co-hosted by the SOAS Department of Development Studies and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SCRAP project.

This is part of the weekly SOAS Development Studies and Development for Transformation Centre (DevTRAC) Seminar Series.