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Nuclear strategic communications: British policy and practice

Strand Campus, London

27 Feb
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Nuclear strategic communications: British policy and practice

How does the military explain nuclear policy to the public and government?

In this talk, Deputy Director Strategic Command Implementation at the Ministry of Defence Graham Ball will discuss his role as Deputy Director Nuclear Policy. He will focus on the communications and engagement work he and his team undertook to prepare for the Parliamentary Debate and Vote in July 2016 on the retention of the UK’s Independent Nuclear Deterrent.

Graham and his team’s work in the run up to the Parliamentary Debate and Vote represents an interesting and insightful case study in communicating policy to inform parliamentary and public opinion.

Graham Ball is currently Deputy Director Strategic Command Implementation at the Ministry of Defence. Previously Graham acted as Deputy Director Defence Innovation where he led the initial work programme for the implementation of the Murrin Review of Defence Innovation. Prior to this, Graham was Deputy Director Nuclear Policy at the Ministry of Defence. During which time he was responsible for detailed preparations for the UK’s Parliamentary Debate and Vote in July 2016 on retention of the UK’s Independent Nuclear Deterrent.

Speaker: Graham Ball, Deputy Director Strategic Command Implementation at the UK MoD

Chair: Dr Neville Bolt, Director of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC), KCL Department of War Studies

Discussant: Dr Heather Williams, KCL Department of War Studies

This event is restricted to King's College London students and staff only.

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Pablo de Orellana

Pablo de Orellana

Lecturer in International Relations, Department of War Studies, War Studies Online Deputy Chair


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