Since 1966 – International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts – Italian Pugwash Group

29th ISODARCO Winter Course

Andalo (Trento) 7 – 14 January 2016


Nuclear Governance in a Changing World

Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (Isodarco, Rome, Italy)
Directors of the Course: Paolo Foradori (School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy), Tariq Rauf (SIPRI – Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)

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Seventy years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and forty-five years after the entry into force of the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), nuclear weapons continue to pose a serious threat to global security.
The aim of this Winter Course is to analyse some of the key issues which concern the continuing reliance on, and the risk of, further spread of nuclear weapons in the current international system, and thereby advance awareness and understanding on these critical and topical problems. The Course will cover issues including the perspectives on global and regional security, the 2015 NPT Review Conference, European security, South Asia, Iran and Israel’s nuclear programmes, Russia-US relations, the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, nuclear security, advanced conventional weapons and the future of deterrence, the role of civil society, and the contributions of the EU in promoting international security. Speakers include senior diplomats, academics and technical experts.