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Challenging Nuclearism

Date: January 21, 2023 @ 7:00pm PST / January 22nd 2:00pm AET

Given the heightened threat of the use of nuclear weapons in the Russian-Ukraine conflict, this discussion will explore how the Humanitarian Initiative described in her research “will challenge nuclear states in a way that has until now not been possible” to help build sustainable peace.


Dr. Marianne Hanson is Associate professor in International Relations, and Foundation Director of the Rotary Peace Centre at the University of Queensland. She is Co-Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia and a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in Queensland. Dr Hanson has untiringly represented both WILPF and ICAN to local Australian government Councils to build support and advocacy for Australia to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.


Dr. Hanson was a Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at Magdalen College, Oxford University before she joined the University of Queensland in 1995. She gained her Master's and Doctoral degrees at the University of Oxford. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, Department of International Relations at the University of British Columbia, a Visiting Fellow at the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a Visiting Scholar at Sciences Po in Paris. She has authored several books, dozens of papers, book chapters, papers and conference papers on the subjects of International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies.



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