Dr. Keith Krause is Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and Senior Advisor of the Small Arms Survey, an internationally-recognised NGO which he founded in 2001. Professor Krause's research interests include concepts of security, the changing character of contemporary armed violence, and multilateral security cooperation. He has published Arms and the State: Patterns of Military Production and Trade (1992) and edited or co-edited Critical Security Studies (1997), and Culture and Security: Multilateralism, Arms Control and Security Building (1999), and authored many journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Joseph A. Maiolo is Professor of International History in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and Visiting Research Professor at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence School, Oslo. At King’s, he is the Director of the Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War. His research interests include the origins of the two world wars, intelligence and armaments competition in the twentieth century. He is the author of Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War, 1931-1941 (2010), co-author of An International History of the Twentieth Century (2014) and co-editor of Arms Race in International Politics: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century (2015).
Dr. Lionel Fatton is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster University Geneva and Fellow at The Charhar Institute, Beijing. His research interests include international and security dynamics in East and Southeast Asia, China-Japan-US relations, Japan’s security policy, civil-military relations and neoclassical realism. He has published extensively on these topics, including “A new spear in Asia: why is Japan moving toward autonomous defense?” (International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 2018), “Japan is back: Autonomy and balancing amidst an unstable China-U.S.-Japan triangle” (Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, 2018), and “The impotence of conventional arms control: why do international regimes fail when they are most needed?” (Contemporary Security Policy, 2016).
Dr. Waqar H. Zaidi is Assistant Professor of History at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan. His field of research, broadly conceived, focuses on the relationships between science, technology, and international relations. Current research interests include interwar and early post-World War Two arms control, and twentieth century liberal internationalism and scientific internationalism. He has published extensively, including: “‘Aviation Will Either Destroy or Save Our Civilization’: Proposals for the International Control of Aviation, 1920-1945”, Journal of Contemporary History 46,1 (2011), 150-178; and “A Blessing in Disguise: Reconstructing International Relations Through Atomic Energy, 1945-1948”, Past and Present Supplement 6 (2011), 309-331.
Dr. Simon J. Potter is Professor in Modern History at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Broadcasting Empire: the BBC and the British world, 1922-1970 (Oxford, 2012) and News and the British World: the emergence of an imperial press system, 1876-1922 (Oxford, 2003), and editor of Newspapers and Empire in Ireland and Britain (Dublin, 2004). He has written articles on the relationship between the media, empire, and ‘globalisation’; on British popular imperialism and the press; and on the interface between imperial history and global history. He is currently writing a book about international broadcasting in the 1920s and 1930s, and leads a Leverhulme Trust International Network on global radio history.
Dr Andrew Dilley is a Senior Lecturer in Imperial and Global History and Deputy Head of the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. His research focuses on the politics and economics of the British Empire and Commonwealth. His first book, Finance Politics and Imperialism, re-examined the political implications of debt in Australia and Canada, and he has published numerous article-length pieces on finance and empire. His new research project, supported by an AHRC Early Career Fellowship, reconsiders the political economy of the Commonwealth of Nations from 1886-1975 and will culminate in a book, Commerce and the Commonwealth: Business Associations, Political Culture and Economic Governance, 1886-1975, under contract with Oxford University Press.
Dr. Ido Oren is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. His research interests range from IR theory, international security affairs, and U.S. foreign policy, through the history and sociology of American political science and IR, to interpretive methods of political research. Oren’s book, Our Enemies and US: America’s Rivalries and the Making of Political Science, was published by Cornell University Press and translated into Chinese and Japanese. His articles have appeared in journals such as International Security, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, and Perspectives on Politics. Oren is a former Vice President of the International Studies Association.
Dr. Ty Solomon is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. His research interests focus on international relations theory, US foreign policy, critical security studies, contemporary political theory, discourse theories and analysis, the politics of emotions, and interpretive methodologies. He is the author of The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses (2015, University of Michigan Press), as well as articles in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, Journal of International Relations and Development, Millennium, and International Studies Review.
Dr. Michelle Bentley is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Director of the Centre of International Public Policy (CIPP) at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Her research interests include: US foreign policy, strategic narratives/norms, and weapons of mass destruction. She has published two sole-authored books: one analysing WMD (as pariah weapons) and the strategic use of political concepts; and a second entitled Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo: Exploiting the Forbidden, looking at US foreign policy on the Syrian crisis. She has co-edited two volumes on the Obama administration. Her research is also published in prominent journals, including Security Studies, Review of International Studies, and International Affairs.
Dr. Daniel Stahl is Research Associate at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany). He is currently working on a project on the arms trade and international law. His other areas of research include the history of human rights and European-Latin American relations. Since 2016, he has served as editor of the online portal Quellen zur Geschichte der Menschenrechte (Sources on Human Rights History), www.geschichte-menschenrechte.de. In 2015 and 2016, he held fellowships at Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute Geneva and the German Historical Institute in London. In 2013, he received the Opus-Primum Award from the Volkswagen Foundation for his book on the hunt for Nazis in South America. From 2009 to 2011, he held a fellowship at the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Previously, he was a Research Assistant to the Independent Commission of Historians on the History of the German Foreign Office.
Mr. Nicholas Marsh is a Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Since 2001 he has worked there on the international arms trade, governance of that trade, and the effects of arms proliferation on violence. Until 2017 he managed the NISAT database of the global small arms trade. He has worked on arms proliferation as a consultant to the Small Arms Survey and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. He has also been the Chair of a European COST research network on the relationship between arms proliferation and violence. Recent publications include articles on arms proliferation and governance of the arms trade in PRISM, European Security and the Strategic Trade Review; he is the co-author of five chapters of the Small Arms Survey yearbook, and is co-editor of the book Small Arms, Crime and Conflict.
Dr. Miloš Vec is professor of European legal and constitutional history at Vienna University and a permanent fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM: Institute for Human Sciences), Vienna. His main research interests are the history of international law and multinormativity. His recent publications include “Challenging the laws of war by technology, blazing nationalism and militarism: Debating chemical warfare before and after Ypres, 1899”, in Friedrich et al. (eds.), One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences (Springer International Publishing, 2017); “Reinsurance law as an autonomous regulatory regime?: Resistance to codification and avoidance of state jurisdiction in the twentieth century“, in: Haueter and Jones (eds.), Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming (Oxford University Press, 2017); and “From invisible peace to the legitimation of war: Paradoxes of a concept in nineteenth century international law”, in Hipper and Vec (eds.), Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Dr Paul Holtom is a senior researcher at the Small Arms Survey. He was the Director of the Arms Transfers Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) during 2009-2013, a consultant for United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) (2015-17), and co-director of the Arms Trade Treaty – Baseline Assessment Project (2013-17). He also served as the technical adviser to the 2013 and 2016 UN Groups of Governmental Experts on the UN Register of Conventional Arms. Dr. Holtom has authored or co-authored numerous publications on arms transfer control, including: With Paul James and Conor Patmore, ‘From the IRA to ISIS: Exploring terrorist access to the UK’s illicit firearms market’, Nils Duquet (ed), Triggering Terror: Illicit Gun Markets and Firearms Acquisition of Terrorist Networks (Brussels: Flemish Peace Institute, 2018), pp. 369-433 and With Irene Pavesi, Trade Update 2017: Out of the Shadows (Geneva: Small Arms Survey, September 2017).
Dr. Owen Greene is Professor of International Security and Development and Director of Research at Peace Studies and International Development at the University of Bradford, UK. He is an internationally recognized academic and policy expert, and has worked for the last 25 year as a consultant or special advisor for the United Nations, OSCE, European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan and many other governments ad regional organisations, and NGO networks (including Control Arms and IANSA) on issues of conflict and security, and particularly arms transfers, arms regulations and arms reduction. He has played prominent international roles as an expert and advisor in the development and implementation of the UN Programme of Action on SALW and in the negotiation and establishment of the Arms Trade Treaty.
Ms. Mitzi Austero is Programmes Manager of Nonviolence International Southeast Asia. She is the co-implementer of the Arms Trade Treaty Voluntary Trust Fund project together with the Philippine government that conducted a training course for frontline government officials to ensure that the Philippines is at par with international standards in terms of arms trade regulations and standards. She is helping government efforts towards the institutionalization of the course as part of national capacity building for the Department of National Defense and the Philippine National Police. She is also working to support universalization and implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munition in Southeast Asia. Mitzi is a researcher on conventional weapons, arms trade, peace processes, local history, and peasantry in the region.
Mr. Eric G. Berman is Director of the Small Arms Survey. After graduating from Yale University with a Master of Arts (International Relations), he joined the United Nations in 1990 in the Department for Disarmament Affairs. He subsequently served as the Assistant Spokesman for the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia, the Special Assistant to the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, and the Political Affairs Officer for the UN International Commission of Inquiry (Rwanda), and joined the Small Arms Survey as its managing director in 2004. He has published widely on UN and African security issues with a focus on peacekeeping missions and small arms proliferation, including: “Under Attack and Above Scrutiny?: Arms and Ammunition Diversion from Peacekeepers in Sudan and South Sudan, 2002-14,” HSBA Working Paper Series: Number 37, Geneva: SAS, 2015 (with Mihaela Racovita), and “Making a Tough Job More Difficult: loss of arms and ammunition in peace operations,” SAS Report, Geneva: SAS, October 2017 (with Mihaela Racovita and Matt Schroeder).
Dr. Phil Tiemeyer is Associate Professor of History at Kansas State University in the United States. His work in aviation history examines how questions of technology, diplomacy, and corporate culture influence gender and sexuality norms, especially amongst flight attendants. He is author of Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (Univ. of California Press, 2013) and has also published an article on JAT Yugoslav Airways in Diplomatic History. He has twice been a research fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, USA.
Dr. Fu-Kuo Liu is Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations (IIR), National Chengchi University（NCCU）, Taiwan and Professor at the International Doctorate Program in Asia Pacific Studies (IDAS), College of Social Science, NCCU. He is also the Executive Director of the Taiwan Center for Security Studies at NCCU. Professor Liu has published “The Implications of the Maritime Silk Road Initiative for China’s Geostrategic Advance sehuuseito South and Southeast Asia”, Taiwan Gorum,No.14, 2015; “ Human security in the Asia Pacific: perspective of food and health security”, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinic and Nutrition,Vol.18,No.4, 2011; “ The structural Change in the United States and China Relation: Security Implication for the Asia Pacific Region”, East Asian Review,No.14, 2009.
Dr. Kyengho Son is Professor at Korea National Defense University in Nonsan, South Korea, and Chair of Department of Military Strategy of the university. Professor Son has published “The History of ROK-US Alliance -Analyzing the Role of the Alliance Using Alliance Theories-” , Tongilyeongu, Vol. 17, No. 13, 2013)；“An Analysis of the Recent Studies on the Korean War,” Hanguk Gunhyundaesa Yeongu, vol. 56, 2011; “The Establishment and the Role of the State-Joint Chiefs of Staff Meeting during the Korean War” in War in History (2019) ; Dongasia Gukgadui 6.25Jeonjaeng Jeongchekgwajeonryak [The Policies And Strategies of East Asian Countries in the Korean War] (Seoul, 2015). He authored many journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Aparajith Ramnath is Assistant Professor at Ahmedabad University. He is a historian of science, technology and industry in South Asia. He is the author of The Birth of an Indian Profession: Engineers, Industry, and the State, 1900-47 (Oxford University Press, 2017), which explores how the roles, organisation and work culture of engineers in the subcontinent were transformed during the politically tumultuous interwar years. He is also interested in the aircraft industry in late-colonial India and the career of Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1861-1962), a leading advocate of heavy industrialisation in India who visited Japan twice, in 1898 and 1919.
Dr. Rachel Bright is a Senior Lecturer in Imperial and Commonwealth History at Keele University. She specialises in modern South African and Australian migration history and her publications include numerous articles and Chinese Labour in South Africa, 1902-10: Race, Violence, and Global Spectacle (Palgrave-Macmillan Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series, 2013). That book explored why Chinese indentured labour was imported into South Africa at the height of ‘yellow’ and ‘black’ perils within settler societies. She is currently researching the creation of a migration system within South Africa and Australia, and how this connects to modern global systems of migration control.
Dr. Felicity Barnes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and a New Zealand historian with a particular interest in imperial connections and settler cultures. Her book New Zealand’s London: A Colony and its Metropolis, published by Auckland University Press in 2012, explores London’s role in New Zealand’s culture, from around the end of what we often think of as the colonial period – around the close of the nineteenth century – up until the 1980s. She is now working on a wider project which will reconsider issues of culture and identity across the former white settler colonies of New Zealand, Australia and Canada.