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James Brady
James Brady

James Brady

  • Academics

Research Assistant

Research subject areas

  • Conflict
  • Security
  • Finance

Contact details


James Brady conducts research on issues related to proliferation finance, investigating how states finance and procure technology and materials for nuclear weapons programmes. He has worked in the public and private sector and has contributed to research and advocacy on conventional weapons proliferation and on digital technology’s influence on democracy.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Law in International Human Rights from University College Dublin (UCD), graduating in 2019 with First Class Honours. His dissertation examined the principle of extraterritorial effect and the right to privacy in relation to international surveillance in settings between the thresholds of low-intensity conflicts and high-intensity emergencies.

He holds an Honours Degree in Law (BCL), also from UCD, and completed a year of international study at the National University of Singapore. He has completed several short courses with Trinity College Dublin, the Kimmage Development Studies Centre and Stanford University Online on issues relating to human rights, humanitarian assistance and non-proliferation.


James' research interests include the role civil society and democratic institutions play in preventing the proliferation of conventional and non-conventional weapons.