[Training programme] Disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

30 September - 04 October 2019
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: €1495
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut & the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut & the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
    Netherlands
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From 30 September - 4 October 2019, the OPCW and T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague will host the tenth training programme on disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

During this intensive week, participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview of non-proliferation and disarmament efforts regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. The programme content is delivered by a group of experienced and internationally renowned experts and diplomats in the fields of international law, security and related disciplines.

When: 30 September - 4 October 2019
Language: English
Duration: 5 days
Fee: €1495

Key topics: 

Chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, biological weapons; arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament agreements; export controls and verification mechanisms; international law and diplomacy; geopolitical developments. 

Target group: The training programme is designed for early- to mid-career professionals working for governments, for example national export control bodies, national authorities for the implementation of WMD-related treaties and agreements and national nuclear agencies. Individuals working for non-governmental organisations, think tanks addressing WMD issues and research centres in related disciplines are also invited to apply.

Course aim: The WMD training programme offers participants the chance to discuss various aspects of the issue with renowned experts in an interactive and multi-disciplinary way. The programme includes interactive lectures and panels, a simulation exercise on export controls, and field visits to the OPCW Headquarters and Laboratory as well as to a nuclear research reactor.

Participants will gain:

  •          Hands-on knowledge of the diplomatic, legal and technical aspects of disarmament and non-proliferation;
  •          Insight into the work of key professionals in the area of WMD, seasoned with their personal experiences; and
  •          Unique networking opportunities with speakers and participants from diverse backgrounds.

Background
Weapons of Mass Destruction have re-entered the international political stage in recent years. After many years in which there was relatively little attention for these weapons and the agreements dealing with them, chemical weapons were used in Syria, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, and nuclear weapons returned in political rhetoric and arms races as if the Cold War has never ended. Arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament initiatives came under pressure due to increasing international tensions. How to understand and to deal with these new dynamics?

The annual Training Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (“WMD Training Programme”) organised by the T.M.C Asser Instituut and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) offers in-depth knowledge on this topic.

Fees:

The fee for this training is €1495. This fee includes lectures, study materials, study visits, water/tea/coffee and lunch during working days, a reception and an opening dinner.

The fee does not cover (international) travel costs, domestic travel to and from airports, (hotel) accommodation, insurance or other expenses. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut can provide prospective participants with a list of suitable hotels in The Hague.

Registration and questions
To register for the training programme, please click here or on the red register button above to fill out the form. Please read the registration terms & conditions carefully before registration. For inquiries on registration and the programme, please contact educationtraining@asser.nl

Reviews of the 2018 WMD training programme: