International platform for disarmament and non-proliferation dialogue, research and education

Ian Stewart

Director, European Non-Proliferation and Security Initiative (ENSI)


E-Mail: istewart@vcdnp.org, istewart@miis.edu


Ian Stewart, Director, European Non-Proliferation and Security Initiative
Ian Stewart, Director, European Non-Proliferation and Security Initiative

Ian Stewart is the Director of the European Non-Proliferation and Security Initiative (ENSI) at the VCDNP. He is also a senior research associate at King’s College London, where he runs Project Alpha, a project focussed on export control and sanctions issues. Presently, he is also the training adviser for the consortium implementing the EU P2P programme on dual-use goods, which is funded under the EU CBRNe Centre of Excellence initiative.

Ian is a specialist on issues related to export controls and sanctions and, more generally, on non-proliferation. He is an engineer by education and has many years of experience working in government and with companies and international organisations in relation to non-proliferation matters. From 2000 until his secondment to King’s College London to establish Project Alpha in 2011, he worked with the UK Ministry of Defence, where he held a number of positions related to nuclear technology and non‑proliferation matters. He was also a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in 2010.