People

Dr Olamide Samuel

Research Associate in Nuclear Politics

Department: History Politics and International Relations, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)7776 358 747

Email: Olamide.Samuel@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I engage in track II diplomacy and research arms control, nuclear policy and international security. I previously taught International Security and Diplomatic Practice (MA) at SOAS University of London from 2018 to 2021. From February 2019 to March 2021 I was the coordinator of SCRAP Weapons disarmament project.

Research

Research Focus

Nuclear Policy, International Security, Multilateral Diplomacy:

  1. Nuclear Proliferation dynamics: drivers and history of horizontal proliferation, governance of dual-use technologies.
  2. Nuclear Safety and Security: Nuclear Terrorism, Kinetic Counterproliferation, Military Attacks on Civilian Nuclear Infrastructure, International Humanitarian Law governing nuclear infrastructure.
  3. Nuclear Disarmament: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), Nuclear Weapons Free Zones, Disarmament Verification, the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons.
  4. Strategic cultures of Nuclear deterrence
  5. Nuclear Orders and Ages

Publications

Publications

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Samuel O, ‘How African Leadership Made the Ban Treaty a Reality | Nuclear Weapons’ Al Jazeera (2020) <https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/10/27/africa-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty> accessed 10 March 2022
Samuel O, ‘The Danger of Wild Mushrooms: Africa and Nuclear Weapons Disarmament’ (SOAS Blog, 2020) <https://study.soas.ac.uk/africa-weapons-disarmament/> accessed 10 March 2022
Samuel O, ‘Livestreaming Lekki - Digital Evidence of #EndSARS Shooting in Nigeria Makes Impunity Much Harder’ The Conversation Africa (Johannesburg, 27 October 2020) <https://allafrica.com/stories/202010270161.html> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O, ‘Africa and the Atomic Bomb: Part I’ (Inkstick, 26 May 2021) <https://inkstickmedia.com/africa-and-the-atomic-bomb-part-i/> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O, ‘What Role Can Nuclear Energy Play in Africa’s Climate Transition?’ AlJazeera (21 November 2021) <https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/21/nuclear-energy-should-be-part-of-africas-climate-strategy> accessed 22 February 2022
Samuel O, ‘Putin’s War Might Be Destroying the Global Nuclear Order’ (Inkstick, 31 March 2022) <https://inkstickmedia.com/putins-war-might-be-destroying-the-global-nuclear-order/> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O, ‘Far From a Done Deal: Europe and the Nuclear Ban Treaty’ (Green European Journal) <https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/far-from-a-done-deal-europe-and-the-nuclear-ban-treaty/> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O, ‘It Is Time to End Impunity in Nigeria | Protests | Al Jazeera’ Al Jazeera <https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/12/9/this-is-why-the-lekki-massacre-could-happen> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O, ‘Livestreaming Lekki: Digital Evidence of #EndSARS Shooting in Nigeria Makes Impunity Much Harder’ (The Conversation) <http://theconversation.com/livestreaming-lekki-digital-evidence-of-endsars-shooting-in-nigeria-makes-impunity-much-harder-148696> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O, ‘Loin d’être Une Affaire Conclue : L’Europe et Le Traité d’interdiction Nucléaire’ (Green European Journal) <https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/loin-detre-une-affaire-conclue-leurope-et-le-traite-dinterdiction-nucleaire/> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O, ‘The Unintended Consequences of Trump’s Nuclear Gambit’ Al Jazeera <https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/6/18/the-unintended-consequences-of-trumps-nuclear-gambit> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O and Futter A, ‘The Global South: Access to Nuclear Technologies and the Ban Treaty’ (BASIC, 21 March 2022) <https://basicint.org/the-global-south-access-to-nuclear-technologies-and-the-ban-treaty/> accessed 11 April 2022
Samuel O, Plesch D and Wilson H, ‘Arms Control 2.0? With Open Source Tools, Desktop Sleuths Can Go Where Governments Won’t’ (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 27 July 2020) <https://thebulletin.org/2020/07/arms-control-2-0-with-open-source-tools-desktop-sleuths-can-go-where-governments-wont/> accessed 11 April 2022
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Press and media

I am available to speak and grant interviews on the following topics at short notice:

  1. Nuclear Weapons
  2. Nuclear Energy (with a focus on Africa)
  3. Nuclear Safety & Security
  4. Small Arms and Light Weapons proliferation (Sub-Saharan Africa focus)

Conferences

Presentation Title: ‘Nuclear Risk Reduction and the P5
Seminar: 30 March 2022
Organised by: Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

 

Presentation Title: ‘Africa and the Atom, Rethinking African Agency in the Global Nuclear Order
Seminar: 26 March 2021
Organised by: Managing the Atom, Belfer Center, Harvard University

 

Presentation Title: ‘Agency, Africa, and the Atom
Seminar: 10 February 2021
Organised by: Managing the Atom, Belfer Center, Harvard University

 

Presentation Title: ‘Nuclear Disarmament: Anticipating the next 20 years
Event: Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament: What does the Future Hold? - 14 October 2020
Other Panellists:
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Jonathon Porritt, Founder, Forum for the Future
Organised by: Nuclear Information Service, UK

 

Presentation Title: ‘Austria, Nuclear Neutrality and the Humanitarian Initiative
Event: New Neutrality: Emerging Laws in Nuclear Weapons, Outer Space & Cyberspace - 12 December 2020
Other Panellists:
Richard Weitz, Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute
Alexia Solomou, UNICAF
Dr. Justin Anderson, Senior Policy Fellow, CDU Center for the Study of WMD
Organised by: Center for Global Governance and Emerging Law, Albany Law School

 

Presentation Title: ‘Treaty Compliance and Emerging Technologies: A Case Study of Ground Based Visual Observations in NewSTART
Event: Verification in the Age of Google Earth: Webinar 4 - 23 September 2020
Other Panellists:
Joseph Byrne (RUSI)
Joseph Dube (IANSA)

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