since 1966

International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts

Italian Pugwash Group

27th Winter Course on:


ANDALO (TRENTO) - ITALY      8 - 15 January 2014

Course Directors:

Matthew Evangelista and Judith Reppy (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)



More than two decades after the end of the cold war, nuclear weapons continue to pose a grave threat to international security. The 2014 Isodarco Winter School will address the challenge of strengthening nonproliferation rules and practices in a world in which many states face real and perceived security threats. Topics will include: a) technical aspects of protecting the nuclear fuel cycle; b) assessing new efforts to secure, cut off, and reduce fissile material stockpiles; c) issues posed by recent nuclear proliferation; d) the roles of international law and domestic measures in supporting a strengthened nonproliferation regime.


Principal Lecturers

Alexei Arbatov (IMEMO and Carnegie Endowment, Moscow, Russia); Nadia Arbatova (IMEMO, Moscow, Russia); Wyn Bowen (King’s College, London, UK); Mirco Elena (Isodarco and FOCC, Trento, Italy); Trevor Findlay (Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Ottawa, CA; Belfer Center; Paolo Foradori (University of Trento, Trento, Italy); Feroz Khan (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA, USA); Catherine Kelleher (University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA); Sayed Hossein Mousavian (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA); Wolfango Plastino (University of Rome Tre, Rome, Italy); Laura Rockwood (Vienna, Austria); Elena Sokova (Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Vienna, Austria); Nikolai Sokov (Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Vienna, Austria); Mark Suh (Korean Pugwash Group, Berlin, Germany); Carlo Trezza (Chairman, Missile Technology Control Regime, Italy); William Walker (University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland); Christine Wing (New York University, New York City, NY, USA); Yvonne Yew (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA).

Confirmations are expected from additional eminent scholars who have been invited to the School.


General Information

A. English will be the working language of the School. The course will be articulated in formal lectures, seminars offered by the participants, round tables and general open discussions.

B. Applications should arrive not later than November 18th, 2013 and should be addressed to the Director of the School:

Prof. CARLO SCHAERF, Physics Department - University of Rome "Tor Vergata",

Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy.                 

E-mail: isodarco at roma2.infn.it

Tel.: (+39)0672594561   --   Fax: (+39)062040309

URL: www.isodarco.it

We suggest that you apply on-line at:


C. The nominal admission fee which includes attendance, accommodation and full board is 450,00 Euros. A reduced fee of 250,00 Euros is applied to students without a salary born in 1988 or after and to participants from Countries with foreign currency problems. Participants will be housed in double or triple rooms. The admission fee for single rooms, if requested and available, will be 750,00 Euros.


Carlo Schaerf, Professor of Physics, Physics Department, 
University of Rome "Tor Vergata",
via della Ricerca Scientifca 1, 00133 Roma, Italy