Chercheurs

Jean-Pascal Zanders

Chercheur associé

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Eléments biographiques

Domaines d’expertise : Chemical and biological weapons (including questions of education, ethics, safety and security, science and technology development, threat analyses); Armament and disarmament dynamics; Disarmament-development dynamics; Regional security dimensions of armament and disarmament (including Middle East); Terrorism and non-conventional weapons; Educational strategies, Foresighting research and policy advise/ development

Expérience professionnelle : Research Fellow at the Free University of Brussels (1989–96); Project Leader, Chemical and Biological Weapons Project, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (1996–2003); Director, BioWeapons Prevention Project, Geneva (2003–08); Senior Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris (2008–13).

  • Responsible for the implementation of the first European Union Joint Action in support of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, 2006–08.
  • Expert member of the European Union delegations to the meetings of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (2010–12) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (2012–13).
  • Part Coordinator for Core issues (Climate Change, Energy, Economy and Trade, Information and Technology development, Demographics and Migration, Proliferation and Military buildups), European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), 2011.

Formation : Masters in Germanic Philology (English-German; Linguistics), Free University of Brussels (1980); Masters in Political Sciences (International Relations), Free University of Brussels (1992); Doctorate in Political Sciences (International Relations), Free University of Brussels (1996).

Publications principales

  • ‘Verifying the Prohibition on Chemical Weapons: The Relevance of OPCW Processes to the IAEA’, in Emily B. Landau and Azriel Bermant (eds.), The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime at a Crossroads, Memorandum No. 137, (Institute for National Security Studies: Tel Aviv, May 2014)
  • ‘Prévenir le réarmement : les défis futurs du désarmement chimique et biologique’, Stratégique, n°108 (mai 2015), pp. 33–49.
  • ‘Chemical weapons: 100 years of efforts in international law’, in Daniel Lagot (ed.), Droit international, guerre et paix (L’Harmattan: Paris, 2015), pp. 127–52.
  • [ed.] Innocence Slaughtered: Gas and the transformation of warfare and society (Uniform Press: London, 2015), 272p.
  • Chemical Weapons Proliferation: Mechanisms Behind the Imhausen/Rabta Affair. Vredesonderzoek, no. 4, Interfacultair Overlegorgaan voor Vredesonderzoek, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, March 1990, 64p.
  • The Debate on Binary Chemical Weapons in Belgium: The Act of 11 April 1962 Revisited. Vredesonderzoek, nE7, Interfacultair Overlegorgaan voor Vredesonderzoek van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel, December 1992, 63p.
  • [Avec Remacle, Eric; (Ed.)] La prolifération des armes chimiques. Actes du Colloque du 16 mars 1990. Dossier "Notes et documents" nE145-146-147, GRIP, Bruxelles, juillet 1990, 152p.
  • The 2nd Gulf War and the CBW Threat. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Chemical Warfare. Vredesonderzoek, Special Issue, Interfacultair Overlegorgaan voor Vredesonderzoek van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel, November 1995, 196p.
  • [Ed.] Ethics and Reason in Chemical and Biological Weapons Research. Minerva (Special Issue), vol. 40, no. 1 (Spring 2002).
  • [Ed.] BioWeapons report 2004 (BioWeapons Prevention Project: Geneva, 2004), 175p.
  • [with Kathryn Nixdorff] Enforcing Non-Proliferation: The European Union and the 2006 BTWC Review Conference, Chaillot Paper, no. 93 (EU Institute for Security Studies: Paris, November 2006), 133p.
  • [Ed.] Nuclear weapons after the 2010 NPT Review Conference, Chaillot Paper, no. 120 (EU Institute for Security Studies: Paris, April 2010), 111p.
  • [Ed. with Amy Smithson] Global Perspectives On Re-Envisioning the Biological Weapons Convention, Nonproliferation Review, vol. 18, no. 3 (James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies: Washington, DC, November 2011).
  • [Ed.] Setting a Standard For Stakeholdership: Industry Contribution To a Strengthened Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, Egmont Paper, no. 52 (Egmont, Royal Institute for International Affairs: Brussels, December 2011), 47p.
  • [Ed.] The Future of the CWC in the Post-Destruction Phase, Report no15 (EU Institute for Security Studies: Paris, March 2013), 63p.