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Professor Anna-Mart van Wyk

Executive dean

Professor Anna-Mart van Wyk is a globally acknowledged academic in the field of nuclear history. Her academic career has seen her gaining deep knowledge on issues pertaining to arms control and disarmament. She read a DPhil in History, which sparked her interest in foreign policy and arms control, ultimately leading her to her current specialisation in the history of South Africa’s nuclear weapons programme. Her work has been widely published and presented internationally, and she has been recognised twice with the Monash South Africa Distinguished Researcher Award in recent years.

Passionate about the non-proliferation and disarmament of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Anna-Mart has lectured courses on contemporary arms control, disarmament, diplomacy, and world history, in addition to postgraduate supervision in related fields. This passion has taken her to speak to global institutions such as Sciences Po, ETH Zurich, the LSE, Yale University, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, as well as the annual global Nuclear History ‘Bootcamp’. She is a partner of the Carnegie-funded Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, an adjunct Professor of History at Monash University in Australia, and a former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.