Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Webinar

Archived: 13 May 2014

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which entered into force in 1997. As of today the OPCW has 190 Member States, who are working together to achieve a world free from chemical weapons. They share the collective goal of preventing chemistry from ever again being used for warfare, thereby strengthening international security. On May 13, 2014, the ACS Science and Human Rights webinar series hosted Dr. Jonathan Forman, Science Policy Adviser for the organization, to speak on the history of the organization, its achievement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, and the importance of the eradication of chemical weapons.


About the speaker

Jonathan Forman

Science & Technology Advisor, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Jonathan Forman currently holds the post of science policy adviser at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).  Dr Forman received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1996, after which he worked for a series of biotechnology companies developing molecular diagnostic and bioanalytical assay technologies for genomic, immunoassay, and cell capture applications.  He has been at OPCW (and away from Silicon Valley) since March of 2013.