VERTIC is a rapidly expanding charity focused on the verification, monitoring and implementation of international law. In the coming three years, we expect our turnover to regularly exceed £1m and our staff to grow to around twenty individuals. We, therefore, want to supplement our Senior Management Group with a Director of Finance.
Last week, we published Trust & Verify No. 163. In the lead article, I write about science diplomacy as a concept and exemplifies this by looking at some relatively recent VERTIC experiences. Science diplomacy is starting to become studied in depth by the European Union, through Horizon 2020 and its S4D4C project. Science diplomacy is engrained in arms control, and especially so in verification. However, much work remains to bring it into an accepted multilateral framework.
Regular followers of our work will know that we’ve experimented with several ways in which we can bring Trust & Verify, as well as our opinions out to the broader community. In the past, we have struggled to do so effectively, but thanks to Tarek Atrissi design, we are now able to realise some of our aspirations.
On March 11-12, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace held its 2019 Carnegie International Nuclear Conference. Researcher Elena Gai participated and attended meetings focused on VERTIC’s research topics.