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Shane Ward

Third Nuclear Age Project Lead at International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP)

Shane Ward has extensive transatlantic professional experience across policy, advocacy, and private sector roles. He sits on the leadership team of International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) and is the former National Coordinator of Student Young Pugwash-UK. At ISYP, he facilitates and engages in Track 2 dialogues with a focus on NATO affairs, emerging technology, and strategic competition, and co-leads the group’s flagship project on the Third Nuclear Age, exploring threats at the cross-section of nuclear weapons, strategic non-nuclear weapons, society, climate change, and more. Shane has been published multiple times in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nukes of Hazard, and The Organization for World Peace, and spoken at CSIS PONI on the US-UK security relationship. Alongside his roles with Pugwash, he is part of BASIC’s Emerging Voices Network and the ELN’s Next-Gen NPT Advisory Committee, and has worked in the existential risk space with Horizon 2045 and the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. He is also currently an Associate at Kekst CNC in London, where he works across a broad mandate of Fortune 100 companies in energy, science & innovation, security, and public affairs. He holds a BA from Bates College.