Global nuclear politics

Dr Laura Considine's work on nuclear weapons examines how trust and legitimacy are performed and institutionalised in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament and how power relations shape nuclear weapons politics.

Her recent work includes research on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and she attended the treaty's negotiations at the United Nations in 2017.

She has presented her research on legitimacy and the TPNW at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and Chatham House and participated in expert workshops at the ICRC and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Based on this work, Laura was also invited to be a civil society participant at the London meeting of the P5 states in February 2020 to discuss nuclear cooperation, transparency and risk reduction in meetings with nuclear weapons state representatives.

As a member of the European Union Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Network, Laura works with research institutes across Europe to shape nonproliferation and disarmament research and education policy. Laura has also presented her work at the US Library of Congress and the Wilson Centre in Washington DC.