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Vienna Center for Disarmament
and Non-Proliferation

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

March 2013 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course
Invitation to Apply for Participation

Course  •  25-29 March 2013
Posted: 14 December 2012  •  Updated: 14 March 2013

Registration is now closed.

All inquiries about the course should be directed to

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies will offer an intensive course for diplomats and other practitioners focused on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament policy issues. The course will be held in Vienna, Austria on 25-29 March 2013.

The course will be taught by faculty and experts from the VCDNP and CNS, as well as other international experts. The one-week program will include an extended analysis of the non-proliferation regime, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and its associated institutions and mechanisms, current non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament challenges and possible policy remedies.

"The course has given me a unique chance to listen to some of the most prominent experts in the field of nuclear non-proliferation policy issues as well as to reflect on the subject from a range of different perspectives — political, historical, technical and even philosophical. During the course I realized how incomplete my knowledge on certain aspects of the subject was, though working with the IAEA and the CTBTO issues is my everyday life in Vienna."
—March 2012 participant

The tuition fee for the course is 800 Euros. The organizers will be in a position to waive the tuition fee for participants from developing countries and in some other cases, if requested. The organizers will also make available a small number of stipends to assist selected applicants from developing countries who will need to travel from national capitals.