SOAS University of London

UN invites SOAS academic to present research to sixty five nation Disarmament Conference

22 May 2014

Dr Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London recently discussed his research into global disarmament policy with Kofi Annan at a University of London event.

Dan Plesch and Kofi Annan

Dr Plesch has been invited by the UN in Geneva to present this research to the sixty five nation Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. The research is part of the SCRAP project at SOAS. SCRAP - the Strategic Concept for Removal of Arms and Proliferation policy project is conducted by staff, students and alumni of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy which Dr Plesch directs.

SCRAP is receiving increasing attention from International NGOs concerned with conflict issues such as OXFAM International and Action On Armed Violence as well as from the diplomatic community.

For more information on the project visit