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International investigations have recently emerged as a key contested ground in international politics. This panel takes a fresh look at the conduct of investigations and their significance to practices of global governance. The panellists will address efforts to investigate the origins of Covid-19, chemical weapons use in Syria, illicit arms procurement networks and the role of health intelligence in outbreak investigations.


Chair: Dr Hassan Elbahtimy, Senior Lecturer War Studies Department


  • Investigating Chemical Weapons Use: Open Source Intelligence in a Contested Space - Dr Geoffrey Chapman, Research Associate, Centre for Science & Security, Department of War Studies
  • Investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic - Dr Filippa Lentzos, Senior Lecturer in Science & International Security, Department of War Studies
  • Investigating North Korea's Arms trafficking - Daniel Salisbury, Research Fellow, Centre for Science & Security, Department of War Studies
  • Health security intelligence - An evolving paradigm for outbreak investigations - Rose Bernard, PhD Researcher, Conflict & Health Research Group, Department of War Studies

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Hassan Elbahtimy

Senior Lecturer

Filippa Lentzos

Reader in Science and International Security

Daniel Salisbury

Visiting Research Fellow

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