Dr Francesca Silvestri
Research Associate

Ludovica Castelli

doctoral researcher

Ludovica Castelli is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Leicester within the ERC-funded project ‘The Third Nuclear Age’

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Steph Collins

Project Administrator

Steph is based at the University of Leicester

Dr Bleddyn Bowen

Project Associate / Lecturer in International Relations

Bleddyn is an academic expert in space warfare and astropolitics, and the author of War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics, published by Edinburgh University Press.

Dr James Johnson

Project Associate / Lecturer in Strategic Studies

James is a Lecturer in Strategic Studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen. James is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the University of Leicester and a Mid-Career Cadre with the Center for Strategic Studies (CSIS) Project on Nuclear Issues.

Lord Des Browne

Chair of the Project Advisory Board

Dr Benoît Pelopidas

Project Advisory Board

Benoît is the founding director of the “Nuclear Knowledges” program at Sciences Po (CERI) (formerly chair of excellence in security studies) and an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University

Dr Vipin Narang

Project Advisory Board

Vipin is the Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Shatabhisha Shetty

Project Advisory Board

Shata is Director of the APLN and Co-Founder and Former Deputy Director of the European Leadership Network

Dr James Acton

Project Advisory Board

James Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.