Laura O’Connor joins the Executive Board of International Young Pugwash

Ottawa Dialogue’s Senior Project Officer, Laura O’Connor, has been recruited onto the Executive Board of International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP). ISYP describes itself as “a global and interdisciplinary network of students and young professionals concerned with the interface of science, technology, society and ethics.” Although independent in its scope and policies, ISYP is the Young Professionals-branch of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization dedicated to nuclear disarmament and, more broadly, issues at the intersection of science, technology, and violence. In this role, Laura will work with her fellow members to shape and direct ISYP’s scope and policies; in addition to attending Pugwash conferences, paneling ISYP conferences, convening workshops and seminars for young professionals, and contributing to regular research publications through the ISYP.

To learn more about her work, you may contact her at loconnor/@/