- Starts at: 17:00h
- Fee: € 1495
- Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
- Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut & OPCW
R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
2517 JN The Hague
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 4 – 9 September 2016, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organises, in cooperation with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Seventh Annual Summer Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in a Changing World.
The Summer Programme offers an integrated approach to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and seeks to strike a balance between the legal, scientific, diplomatic and geo-political issues relating to the broad spectrum of WMD in a contemporary world. It links the disarmament and non-proliferation efforts and at the same time it distinguishes the challenges each subcategory of weapons currently face.
During this intensive week the Summer Programme aims to provide an integral and comprehensive overview of weapons of mass destruction starting with a historical overview of arms control concepts and approaches. It will consider the role of WMD disarmament and non-proliferation in the context of international law, security policies and geopolitical considerations.
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- Confirmed speaker: Oliver Meier, Deputy Head of the International Security Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
- Confirmed keynote speaker: Mr Hamid Ali Rao, Deputy Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
- Confirmed study visit: Reactor Institute Delft
- Confirmed speaker: Dr Niels van Willigen, lecturer of international relations in the Department of Political Science at Leiden University
- Testimonial by Mr Grant Dawson, former participant of the WMD Summer Programme
- Confirmed speaker: Dr Paul Walker, International Director of Environmental Security and Sustainability (ESS), Green Cross International
The objective of this Summer Programme is to inspire interest among the younger generation in WMD demilitarisation and non-proliferation as part of the larger process of maintaining global peace and security.
Furthermore, the Summer Programme is designed for professionals working for the government, (semi) governmental organisations, think tanks addressing WMD concerns, national export control bodies, national authorities for the (implementation of) the CWC (and BWC), national nuclear (energy) agencies and research centres in related disciplines.
Whether you are a diplomat, scientist, security analyst or an advanced graduate student following these paths, the Summer Programme will provide you with a unique insight into the legal frameworks of each subcategory of WMD.
Four full scholarships are available to professionals working for the government, (semi) governmental organisations, think tanks addressing WMD concerns, national export control bodies, national authorities for the (implementation of) the CWC (and BWC), national nuclear (energy) agencies and research centres. These applicants should be a national of, and living and working in, at least one of the countries from the categories low-income economies and lower-middle-income economies according to The World Bank.
It is no longer possible to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applicants will be notified about the result of their application in mid-June 2016. The decision will be non-negotiable.
More detailed information about the Summer Programme can be found here.
Registration is now closed for the 2016 programme.
Fee: € 1495