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May 2023, WMD Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Pathways: intensive online introductory course for students of nuclear and aerospace engineering disciplines
2 May - 5 May
SIPRI and the European Union Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) invite graduate and postgraduate students of nuclear and aerospace engineering disciplines to apply for an intensive online introductory course on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), mechanisms to control their further spread and pathways to disarmament. The course will take place online, during four half-days on 2–5 May 2023, 14:00 to 18:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST).
The course will cover the fundamentals of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, as well as of missiles and other means of WMD delivery; threats associated with the military use of WMD and potential terrorist uses of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear (CBRN) material (i.e. CBRN terrorism); arms control treaties; WMD-free zones; non-proliferation treaties and means of their verification; export controls; and mechanisms aimed at achieving disarmament.
The course will also discuss the role of the nuclear and aerospace industries in preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons. The course will be instructed by renowned experts on WMD non-proliferation, arms control, disarmament, export controls, verification and related subjects from SIPRI, other European research centres, think tanks and international organizations.
Eligibility and application
The course is open to all students currently enrolled in a university and pursuing a graduate or postgraduate degree in any nuclear or aerospace engineering discipline. Applications from qualified women and under-represented communities are encouraged.
The language of instruction is English. There is no tuition fee. The deadline for applications is 16 April 2023. As space is limited, we recommend that applications are submitted as early as possible. Participants will be given access to preparatory materials.
Applications should be submitted in English via SIPRI’s electronic application system to be eligible. Please access the form via the ‘apply’ button at the end of this page.
Please note that you will be asked to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a record of courses taken to date and grades received as well as a letter confirming your enrolment in a graduate/postgraduate programme.
Selections will be finalized by 21 April 2023, and applicants will be informed thereafter.
All inquiries about the course should be directed to Vitaly Fedchenko, Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme.
Vitaly Fedchenko, Senior Researcher : firstname.lastname@example.org