57th ISODARCO Course on:

6 - 13 January 2019

Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (Isodarco, Rome, Italy)
 Directors of the Course: Francesca Giovannini (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 2019 Principal Lecturers Program Extra Activities
General Information Travelling Instructions Poster  


Updated to 4/01/2019

Sunday 6 January 2019
Arrival and registration

Monday 7 January 2019
09:00 - 09:30     Session 1- Secretary: Francesca Silvestri
Introduction to the Course
Carlo Schaerf - ISODARCO School Director
Steve Miller, Course Co-Directo
09:30 - 11:00     Session 2 - Chair: Alessandro Pascolini - Secretary: Francesca Silvestri
The Fundamentals of Nuclear Strategy
Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program; Editor-in-Chief, International Security; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard Kennedy School
16:30 - 18:00     Session 3 - Chair: Wolfango Plastino - Secretary: Elena Batan
The Global Nuclear Order: Understanding the Role of Arms Control and Nuclear Non Proliferation
Nina Tannenwald, Director of the International Relations Program at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies, Providence, RI, USA
18:15 - 19:45     Session 4 - Chair: Francesco Calogero - Secretary:
Why Arms Control: the Perspective from the US
Jon Wolfsthal, Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Affairs; Director of the Nuclear Crisis Group, Washington DC, United States
21:30 - 23:30     Session 5 - Chair:
Movie Night

Tuesday 8 January 2019
09:00 - 10:30     Session 6 - Chair: - Secretary:
The Origins of Arms Control in the Euro-Atlantic Region and Lessons for Today
William Alberque, Director of NATO Arms Control, Disarmament, and WMD Non-Proliferation Center, Brussels, Belgium
16:30 - 18:00     Session 7 - Chair: - Secretary:
Arms Control and Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe
Paolo Foradori, Head of Department on European Political Studies Institute for World. Economy and International Relations, IMEMO, Moscow, Russia
Paolo Foradori, Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of International Studies of the University of Trento, Italy
18:15 - 19:45     Session 8 - Chair: Francesca Giovannini - Secretary:
China and Arms Control
Tong Zhao, Fellow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing, China
21:30     Party

Wednesday 9 January 2019
09:00 - 10:30     Session 9 - Chair: - Secretary:
Prospects for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Washington DC, USA
16:30 - 18:00     Session 10 - Chair: - Secretary:
Do We Have a Global Proliferation Crisis? Explaining Why States Choose to Acquire Nuclear Weapons
Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway
18:15 - 19:45     Session 11 - Chair: - Secretary:
The NPT regime: Strengths and Weaknesses
Laura Rockwood, Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Vienna, Austria
21:30 - 23:30     Session 12 - Chair: - Secretary:
A Nuclear Just War? Reflections on the Main Ethical Issues Posed by Nuclear Weapons
Mauro Oliva, Master on Organizations Management and Church Social Doctrine, University of Rome "T.V.", Rome, Italy, in conversation with Matt Evangelista, President White Professor of History and Political Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Thursday 10 January 2019
09:00 - 10:30     Session 13 - Chair: - Secretary:
Linking Proliferation and Arms Control: Understanding Regional Nuclear Orders
Ambassador Sergio Duarte, President of Pugwash; Former United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Brasilia, Brazil
16:30 - 18:00     Session 14 - Chair: - Secretary:
Reflections on the JCPOA
Ambassador Ali Soltanieh, Former Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Teheran, Iran
Karim Kamel, Program assistant with the International Peace & Security Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York, NY, USA 18:15 - 19:45     Session 15 - Chair: - Secretary:
The Role of Civil Society in advancing the goal of a world free of nuclear weapoms: The experience of Pugwash
Paolo Cotta Ramusino, Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
21:30 - 23:30     Session 16 - Chair: - Secretary:
Career session: Understanding what Options for a Career in Nuclear Analysis: A Group discussion
Moderator Karim Kamel, Program assistant with the International Peace & Security Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York, NY, USA
***All lecturers are invited to participate in the session, to share with the students career and professional advices.

Friday 11 January 2019
09:00 - 10:30     Session 17 - Chair: - Secretary:
Arms Control in South Asia
Manpreet Sethi, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, Delhi, India
16:30 - 18:00     Session 18 - Chair: - Secretary:
Arms Control in South Asia
Mansoor Ahmed, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
18:15 - 19:45     Session 19 - Chair: - Secretary:
The Nuclear Disarmament Machinery: Instruments, Policies and Opportunities
Tariq Rauf, Former Head of Verification and Security Policy; Alternate Head of NPT Delegation, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
21:30 - 23:00     Session 20 - Chair: - Secretary:
Gender and the Nuclear Weapons State: A group Discussion
Moderator: Laura Rockwood, Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Vienna, Austria
Opening remarks: Karim Kamel, Program assistant with the International Peace & Security Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York, NY, USA
To follow: group discussion

Saturday 12 January 2019
09:00 - 10:30     Session 21 - Chair: - Secretary:
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty: Challenges and Opportunities
Ambassador Carlo Trezza,Former Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation; Former Chairman of the Missile Technology Control Regime, UN; Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome, Italy
10:30 - 12:00     Session 22 - Closing Session
Evaluation of the Course and Suggestions for the Future
Francesca Giovannini, Steve Miller, Carlo Schaerf

Sunday 13 January 2019
06:00     Bus departs for Milan Airports

1 Attending in personal capacity

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