31st ISODARCO Winter Course on:

7 - 14 January 2018

Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (Isodarco, Rome, Italy)
 Directors of the Course: Francesca Giovannini (Committee on International Security Studies, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA)
 Steven Miller (Belfer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Andalo 2018 Principal Lecturers Program General Information Travelling Instructions Poster


Alexei Arbatov
Institute of World Economy and International Relations, IMEMO, Moscow, Russia

Nadia Arbatova
Institute of World Economy and International Relations, IMEMO, Moscow, Russia

Sarah Kreps
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Martin Malin
Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA

George Nacouzi
Senior Engineer, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Benoit Pelopidas
Associate Professor, Sciences Po, Paris, France
On Cuba and crisis management, two readings:
The unbearable lightness of luck: Three sources of overconfidence in the manageability of nuclear crises
Remembering the Cuban missile crisis, with humility
Also, we had talked about a lecture on the responsibility of nuclear scholars. Even if it dropped out of the agenda, I would like participants to possibly be exposed to this essay
Nuclear Weapons Scholarship as a Case of Self-Censorship in Security Studies
and the little video

Frank Sauer
Bundeswehr University, Munich, Germany
Stopping "Killer Robots": Why Now Is the Time to Ban Autonomous Weapons Systems
Autonomous Weapon Systems and StrategicStability

Manprest Sethi
Nuclear Security Project, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi. India

Scott Smitson
Strategist, The Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, DC, USA
What should the U.S army learn from history? Recovery from a strategy deficit
Multi-Domain Battle: Evolution of Combined Arms for the 21st Century
Fifth generation warfare and other myths: clarifying muddled thinking in our current defense debates
Remarks by Deputy Secretary Work onThird Offset Strategy

Behnam Taebi
Associate professor of philosophy, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Tong Zhao
Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing, China

Beyza Unal
Research Fellow, Nuclear Weapons Policy, Chatham House, London, UK
Understanding Nuclear Weapon Risks
Introduction to the special issue on strategic dimensions of offensive cyber operations
A cyber SIOP? Operational considerations for strategic offensive cyber planning

Tristan Volpe
Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA

Heather Williams
Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department, King's College, London, UK

Confirmations are expected from other eminent scientists who have been invited to lecture at the course.

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