Olamide Samuel is a Track II diplomat and researcher in arms control, nuclear politics and international security. He is currently a Research Associate in Nuclear Politics at the University of Leicester, and is also a Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London.
Content by Olamide Samuel
Travelling while black: A first-hand account of the restrictive visa system impacting diversity at nuclear policy conferences
As the 2022 NPT RevCon enters its second week in New York, there have been reports of its noticeable lack of diversity. Olamide Samuel gives a personal account of his efforts to secure an Austrian and US visa to attend nuclear policy conferences this summer and calls on conference organisers to pay attention to the visa regimes that pose logistical barriers to entry for people from the global south.