September 2013 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course
Invitation to Apply for Participation
Course • 23-27 September 2013
Posted: 13 May 2013
The deadline for applications is August 7, 2013, but parties are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications should include:
- An endorsement/nomination letter from the applicant's mission, embassy or Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
- A curriculum vitae of the applicant;
- A letter of interest; and
- A request for tuition waiver and/or travel support (if relevant).
Application materials can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to VCDNP, Andromeda Tower, Floor 13, Donau-City-Strasse 6, 1220 Vienna, Austria. Selections will be finalized by August 15, 2013, and applicants informed thereafter.
All inquiries about the course should be directed to email@example.com.
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 September 23–27, 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.