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

60th ISODARCO Course

Andalo (Trento) 7 – 14 January 2022
The surge in the pandemic and the travel restrictions associated with it had imposed a postponement of the 60th Isodarco course that did not convene in January 2022 at Andalo as previously announced.
Unfortunately, a new surge of the pandemic in Italy and other European Countries during the last weeks, and the crisis in Ukraine on top of this, have dashed our hopes of convening the course during the Summer of 2022. 
In this difficult environment, the most likely dates and venue for our course are January 8-15, 2023 at Andalo.
 We will post on these pages all new information when available.
 March 26, 2022.

Advancing Technology, Nuclear Weapons Security and International Stability

Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (Isodarco, Rome, Italy)
Directors of the Course: Francesca Giovannini (Managing the Atom, HKS, Harvard Univ., MA, USA), Deborah Louis (ISODARCO, Boston, MA, USA), Steven Miller (Belfer Center, HKS, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York
and the Raymond Frankel Foundation
Sponsored by the University of Trento


Nuclear weapons remain one of the gravest threats to humankind. The 60th ISODARCO course will address that threat, discussing the nuclear policies of the major nuclear powers and examining the impact that new technologies are having on the security of nuclear weapons and strategic stability. The goal will be not only to understand the changing technological context of the current nuclear era, but to explore the implications for managing the nuclear order and the impending risks to the nonproliferation regime. Can stability be preserved and maintained in this new technological environment?