NPIHP is pleased to announce a new research initiative by one of our partners, Ilaria Poggiolini , a scholar at the University of Pavia.

Poggiolini's project, "The European Dimensions of Nuclear Power: Bilateral, Intergovernmental and Institutional Dialogues (1969-1989)" aims to study the effect of nuclear power on the European notion of "civilian power." It will study the political, diplomatic and intellectual discussions of European nuclear power from détente to the end of the Cold War, and examine how the core debates of the era (especially over the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty and the nuclear non-proliferation treaty) influenced national and intergovernmental policies on nuclear weapons and power.

In particular, Poggiolini will examine the impact of anti-nuclear and pacifist activist groups on policy as well as how the development and solidification of the European community may have brought about a discussion of European security issues on "European" term with both the U.S. and Soviet Union.

Ilaria Poggiolini is Associate Professor of History of International Relations and History of European Integration at the University of Pavia – affiliated with the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) – and a SCR Fellow at Saint Antony's College (European Studies Centre), Oxford.