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Formerly Head of Department/Dean of Academic Studies in the Defence Studies Department, Professor Bowen is also Co-Director of the Centre for Science & Security Studies (CSSS) at King’s. Prior to April 2014 he was Professor of Non-Proliferation and International Security in the Department of War Studies and Director of CSSS (2007-2014).

Wyn has written extensively on nuclear security and strategic weapons proliferation issues including books on Iranian nuclear behavior (2016), global WMD threat reduction (2011) the Libyan nuclear programme (2006), US non-proliferation policy (2000) and US security policy (1996). He served as an inspector on several ballistic missile inspection teams in Iraq with the UN Special Commission in 1997-98 and has worked as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency and several government departments.  Wyn served as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons' Foreign Affairs Committee for inquiries into 'The Decision to go to War with Iraq,' (2003) and 'Weapons of Mass Destruction,' (2000). He was also a member of the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee on the Scientific Aspects of International Security (2009-2011) and its Working Group on Nuclear Non-Proliferation (2010-11).

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