16th Isodarco Winter Course
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "TOR VERGATA"
UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO
OPERA CAMPANA DEI CADUTI - Rovereto
FORUM TRENTINO PER LA PACE - Autonomous Province of Trento
U.S.P.I.D. - Section of Trento
Italian Pugwash Group
ISODARCO Founded in 1966
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON DISARMAMENT AND RESEARCH ON CONFLICTS
16th WINTER COURSE ANDALO - ITALY 9-16 FEBRUARY, 2003
"THE SURGE IN NONSTATE VIOLENCE: ROOTS, IMPACTS AND COUNTERMEASURES"
ISODARCO has been organizing residential courses on global security since 1966.
The courses are intended for people already having a professional interest in
the problems of international conflicts, or for those who would like to play a
more active and technically competent role in this field. The courses have an
interdisciplinary nature, and their subject matters extend from the technical
and scientific side of the problems to their sociological and political
This will be the third time an ISODARCO course will focus on the problem of
NonState Violence. Courses on this topic were organised in 1974 and 1978 when
NonState or SubState violence had the limited attention of specialists. Now,
after the dramatic events of the year 2002, Isodarco returns to the discussion
of these problems.
PRINCIPAL LECTURERS: Will be added later
Confirmations are expected from additional eminent scholars who have been
invited to lecture at the School. The course will be articulated in formal
lectures, seminars offered by the participants, round tables and general open
A) English will be the working language of the School. There will be
approximately 60 participants. They are expected to attend all lectures and
B) Applications should be submitted with the following information that is
compulsory also for those who have previously attended:
Full name, date and place of birth, gender, full address (including e-mail
address, telephone and fax numbers if available). Present nationality. Degree
and/or other academic qualifications. Present professional activities and work
address. Publication list and field of interest. In lieu of publications, a
letter of recommendation from a professor or a scholar in the field. No special
application form is required.
C) Applications should arrive not later than December 13, 2002 and should be
addressed to the Director of the School:
Prof. CARLO SCHAERF
Department of Physics
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, I-00133 Rome, Italy
Tel.: (+39) 06 72594560/1 -- Fax: (+39) 06 2040309
E-mail: isodarco at roma2.infn.it
D) Applications will be considered by the Organizing Committee on the basis of
the information submitted. All the applicants will be informed of the
Committee's decision as soon as possible but not later than December 30, 2002.
E) Participants are requested to arrive at Andalo any time on February 9 and
leave in the morning of February 16, 2003.
F) The nominal admission fee which includes attendance, accommodation and full
board is Euro 200.00. Students without a salary up to the age of 26 can ask for
a reduced fee of Euro 120.00. Participants will be housed in double or triple
rooms. The admission fee for single rooms, if requested and available, will be
Euro 400.00; participants asking to share a room with somebody in particular,
if this is possible, will be charged Euro 50 extra for each person.
G) The school is unable to provide any contribution towards traveling expenses.
H) The Course will be held at Hotel Gruppo Brenta, Via Strigole 1, 38010 Andalo
(Trento), Italy. Tel.(+39) 0461 585813 and Fax (+39) 0461 585269.
I) A limited number of family members can be accommodated at the Hotel Gruppo
Brenta. Room and board for each member is Euro 300.00 for the entire period.
Admission of families is limited and will be examined on an individual basis.
Participants wishing to bring their families are requested to submit their
applications as soon as possible.
J) Participants wishing to introduce a seminar should enclose a short abstract
of their proposed contribution in their application. The Director of the School
will reserve some time for seminars considered particularly relevant to the
programme of the Course.
K) The Organizing Committee reserves the right to introduce any necessary
changes to the programme.
L) Please mention in your application if you need a visa, indicating to which
Italian Consulate you intend to apply. As it takes some time to receive a visa
we urge participants requiring it to apply to the School as early as possible
and to apply for the visa immediately after being accepted to attend the
Additional information on the School can be found on the Isodarco web page at
the following address:
Andalo in winter:
Hotel Gruppo Brenta where the course is held:
http://www.gruppobrenta.it/ (in Italian):
Director of the School
c/o Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 ROMA, Italy
Tel. (+39) 06 72594560/1 Fax (+39) 06 2040309
E-mail isodarco at roma2.infn.it