[Doctoral seminar] Arms control negotiations

07 - 08 March 2024
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: Free. Travel grants available.
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
    Netherlands

Arms control treaty negotiation is the first topic tackled in the 2024 series of arms control law seminars, organised by the Arms Control Law Hub. We invite PhD researchers and early-career researchers to join us for this seminar where we will dive into the practice and theory of arms control treaty negotiations.

Tensions between states have increased. Peace and international security are in danger. Many arms control agreements concluded after the Second World War have been called into question by the contracting parties. Arms expenditure and the amount of war material available have reached unprecedented levels. This alone makes it necessary to reduce the potential threat and conclude new arms control agreements. Such a process can only be successful if it is possible to negotiate such agreements. On the one hand, this requires building on existing expertise, and on the other, new ideas are needed.

After lectures by key experts, the participants will engage in a roundtable discussion about their research topics, guided by Asser Institute researchers. During the roundtable session, the participating doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers have the option to give individual 15-minute formal presentations on their research. 

Participation in the workshop is extended to approximately 10 doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers who are currently conducting research in arms control, whether from legal, historical, political or theoretical perspectives. Please email Alexandra Pinto Damas (A.Damas@asser.nl) to apply for the event by Monday 15 February 2024, including your position, university affiliation and area of research. Participants wishing to present their research should additionally submit a short abstract on their presentation topic by email before 26 February 2024. Acceptance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is in-person. 

Details of the program will be made available shortly.

Timeline

15 February 2024

Deadline for registration

26 February 2024

Submission of abstracts for roundtable

7-8 March 2024

Arms control negotiations

The Asser Institute Doctoral Seminar Series on International Arms Control Law
The Asser Institute Doctoral Seminar Series on International Arms Control Law is an initiative of the Arms Control L Hub and provides a select number of early career researchers with insights into the current and future issues raised by arms control with perspectives from international law and related disciplines. At each seminar, academics and practitioners deliver several expert lectures on international arms control regimes, institutional and procedural frameworks for control and disarmament, international political perspectives, as well as emerging issues and trends. Additionally, the seminar provides an opportunity for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their research in the field of Arms Control to foster interdisciplinary exchange among peers in a low-stakes environmentative of the Arms Control Law Hub and provides a select number of early career researchers with insights into the current and future issues raised by arms control with perspectives from international law and related disciplines. At each seminar, academics and practitioners deliver several expert lectures on international arms control regimes, institutional and procedural frameworks for control and disarmament, international political perspectives, as well as emerging issues and trends. Additionally, the seminar provides an opportunity for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their research in the field of Arms Control to foster interdisciplinary exchange among peers in a low-stakes environment.

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