Summer Programme on Disarmament & Non-Proliferation of WMD in a Changing World, Netherlands


Asser Institute

The Summer Programme on “Disarmament & Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in a Changing World” is organised for the fourth time by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in cooperation with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The all-encompassing programme seeks to strike a balance between the legal, scientific, diplomatic and military issues relating to the broad spectrum of WMD in a contemporary world. It links the different disarmament and non-proliferation efforts and at the same time distinguishes the challenges each subcategory of weapons currently face.

Event details

Date: 02 September 2013 – 06 September 2013
Organizer: T.M.C. Asser Instituut and OPCW
Event type: Summer school
Fee: € 1495


Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
City: The Hague
Country: The Netherlands

The programme will be delivered by experienced officials of the OPCW and other international organisations together with experts in international law and related disciplines, offering participants hands-on knowledge from key professionals in the field.

Last year speakers include amongst others Rose Gottemoeler U.S. Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security: OPCW Director-General, Ahmet Üzümcü; the CTBTO Executive Secretary, Tibor Toth; Olli Heinonen, former deputy general Safeguards IAEA of the senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Arend Meerberg, former Ambassador of The Netherlands who was involved in the final negotiations on the CWC and CTBT Ambassador Rolf Ekéus of Sweden; and the chemical and biological weapons scientist, Dr Ralf Trapp.

One day will be devoted to relevant site visits such as the OPCW equipment store, the nuclear research reactor in delft or a field visit to TNO for live exercise of an alleged use of a WMD weapons. This will offer participants direct experience in CBRN preparedness and in the way international treaties on WMDs are implemented at the national level.

Target Audience
The programme is designed for graduate students and professionals interested in pursuing careers in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation of WMDs.

Last Date for registration is19 July 2013

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]


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