Jenny Nielsen is Senior Research Associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP). Her research focuses on nuclear disarmament policy issues, particularly the NPT review process and the evolving humanitarian initiative. Currently, she is exploring options and opportunities to facilitate bridging the existing divides between the disarmament and strategic deterrence constituencies. Jenny joined the VCDNP in September 2016, she previously was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center. Prior to joining the VCDNP, she was a Research Associate with BASIC and a Visiting Scholar at the NATO Defense College (Rome). Previously, Nielsen was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland (Australia), a Research Analyst with the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and a Programme Manager for the Defence & Security Programme at Wilton Park (UK). Additionally, Nielsen served as a Research Assistant for Professor John Simpson OBE at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies (MCIS) at the University of Southampton (UK). At MCIS, Nielsen was tasked with co-editing the 2004-2012 editions of the NPT Briefing Book and contributing to analysis on the NPT review process.
Selection of recent publications:
Nielsen, J. (2015) ‘Exercising the Right to Withdraw’, in INENS Research Brief (ed.) Developing Consensus on Strengthening Article X(1) of the NPT, January 2015.
Jenny Nielsen and Marianne Hanson, 'The European Union and the humanitarian initiative in the 2015 nonproliferation treaty review cycle', Non-proliferation Paper, No. 41, EU Non-proliferation Consortium, December 2014.
Jenny Nielsen and Marianne Hanson, ‘Nuclear disarmament? Not yet’, Open Security, 22 October 2014.
Nielsen, J. and Marianne Hanson (2014) ‘Building the Case for Nuclear Disarmament: The 2014 NPT PrepCom’, Sustainable Security, (7 May 2014)
Nielsen, J. (2014) ‘Women and weapons: Redressing the gender gap. A Danish response’, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Volume 70 (Issue 5): 17-20.
Nielsen, J. (1 September 2014) ‘Nuclear Weapons: From Comprehensive Test Ban to Disarmament’, Sustainable Security.
Nielsen, J. (6 August 2014) ‘Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons: Five Reasons for the P5 to participate in Vienna’, Sustainable Security.
Nielsen, J. (2014) ‘Engaging India, Israel and Pakistan in the nuclear non-proliferation regime’ in Maria Rost Rublee and Ramesh Thakur (eds), Nuclear Politics, (Volume I), Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Nielsen, J. (2014) ‘The UK’s Trident debate continues’, IISS Voices, (2 April 2014)