Episode 12: Dr. Caleb Ayuba
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Dr. Caleb Ayuba, Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Ayuba received his PHD in Political Science from Bayero University and has published numerous research papers examining security, terrorism, and disarmament efforts in Nigeria. This episode focuses on the SALW trade in Nigeria, civilian/military partnerships, and the local disarmament problems unique to Nigeria ..read more
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Episode 11: Dr. Bill Durston
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Dr. Bill Durston, President of Americans Against Gun Violence. Dr. Durston is a former Marine and emergency physician who served in the Vietnam War and founded Americans Against Gun Violence in 2016. Americans Against Gun Violence is an advocacy organization that organizes activism campaigns, contributes extensively to research and literature on gun violence, and is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in firearm legislation. This interview focuses on the work of Americans Against Gun Violence and the political landscape of American firearm legislation ..read more
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Episode 10: Daniel Prins and International Arms Control
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Daniel Prins, Director of Security Sector Reform at the United Nations, who has also served as Head of Disarmament of Conventional Arms, as well as Secretary-General of UN negotiations leading to the 2014 Arms Trade Treaty. This interview focuses on arms control from an international perspective, discussing the purpose and process of international agreements and legislation ..read more
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Episode 9: Margot Hirsch and Smart Guns
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Margot Hirsch, President of the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, a non-profit that funds research in smart firearms technology, who has presented on behalf of the industry and foundation in numerous national publications and interviews, including Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and Fox News. This interview is a general overview and analysis of the history and development of smart firearms technologies ..read more
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Episode 8: Dr. Joseph Blocher and The Second Amendment
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Joseph Blocher, professor of law at Duke University and expert on Second Amendment Law. Dr. Blocher has authored articles for law journals across the country, and is the author of “The Positive Second Amendment”, a comprehensive analysis of the history and interpretation of the second amendment. This interview focuses on the history and direct legal realities of the second amendment.  ..read more
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Episode 7: Zack Brown and The Ploughshares Fund
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Zack Brown, Policy Associate and Special Assistant to the President at Ploughshares Fund, a foundation dedicated to reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons. This interview touches on nuclear strategy, "Cold War" thinking, and the work of the Ploughshares fund ..read more
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Episode 6: Dr. David Koplow and Non-Lethal Weapons
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Rhodes Scholar Dr. David Koplow, professor at Georgetown University Law School, expert in international and security law, and author of Non-Lethal Weapons: The Law and Policy of Revolutionary Technologies for the Military and Law Enforcement. This interview focuses on non-lethal weapons as an alternative to lethal force in the context of war and law enforcement, touching on specific historical examples of the uses of non-lethal weapons, law concerning non-lethal weapons, and potential future technological developments in non-lethal weapons ..read more
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Episode 5: Matt Korda and the Future of Nuclear Weapons
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Matt Korda, Research Associate for the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists and author of the "Nuclear Notebook", whose work has been widely published in numerous major newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, Forbes, and CBC. This interview covers the future of nuclear weaponry, nuclear strategies to ensure global safety, and the affect of the coronavirus pandemic on the world of nuclear arms ..read more
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Episode 4: Dr. Derek Smith and Deterrence
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Derek Smith, researcher and expert on deterrence, PhD in International Relations (Oxford University), lawyer at Airbnb, and author of Deterring America, an exceptional and comprehensive analysis of international deterrence strategies. This interview covers topics such as North Korea's use of nuclear weapons, conceptual and fundamental issues with deterrence theory, and the future of general deterrence strategies ..read more
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Episode 3: Professor Beatrice Heuser and Nuclear Strategies
Bullet Points: A Podcast on Gun-related Violence and Worldwide Disarmament
by Sebastian Zuba
1y ago
Interview with Professor Beatrice Heuser, Chair of International Relations at the University of Glasgow, well known for her work on the history of strategy and strategic studies, especially nuclear strategy, strategic theory and strategic culture, transatlantic relations and the foreign and defense policies of Germany, France and Great Britain. Heuser's book The Bomb: Nuclear Weapons in Their Historical, Strategic, and Ethical Context explores military strategies surrounding nuclear weapons, which is the primary topic of the interview, covering topics from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ..read more
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