Lectures, Debates, Panel Discussions
What matters more in the arms trade – money or morals? Do economic benefits outweigh human rights? Does the arms trade do more to harm human rights than it does to defend national security? These are just some of the big questions that have been at the forefront of this important debate. Join us as our excellent line-up of speakers address these vital questions.
Andrew Smith, Campaign Against Arms Trade
Andrew is an anti arms-trade activist and political campaigner. He writes about UK politics, foreign policy and militarism for a range of publications including The Independent, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Middle East Eye and openDemocracy.
Anna Stavrianakis, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
Anna is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. She also works with MPs and NGOs on issues of UK and EU arms export controls, and has given evidence to the parliamentary committees on Arms Export Controls.
Her research interests include the arms trade, arms control, militarism, and global civil society. She is the author of Taking Aim at the Arms Trade. NGOs, Global Civil Society and the World Military Order, and co-editor with Jan Selby of Militarism and International Relations: Political Economy, Security, Theory.
Nicholas Gilby, Author of Deception in High Places: A History of Bribery in Britain’s Arms Trade
Nicholas Gilby led Campaign Against Arms Trade’s efforts to expose corruption in Britain’s arms deals with Saudi Arabia. He is the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade (2009) and Deception in High Places: A History of Bribery in Britain’s Arms Trade (2014). His research has featured in The Guardian, BBC’s Newsnight and Al Jazeera.
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