Odessa VII International Summer School “The New Nuclear Order: Challenges and Responses”

Odessa VII International Summer School “The New Nuclear Order: Challenges and Responses”, conducted by OdCNP at Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University on August 23-25 aimed at consolidation of the international young nonproliferation community in Ukraine and the nearby region around the current trends in the field of nuclear weapons policy, arms control and strategic stability, nonproliferation and nuclear security. The New Nuclear Order and NPT regime: global and regional aspects, current nuclear policies of the United States & Russia, Nuclear programs of the European states, Regional Black sea nonproliferation and security issues as well as Nuclear energy and security: all of them were the focus of lectures and discussions. The seminar is also aimed to promote young generation´s analytical, independent thinking and academic writing capacity and, as well to exchange and share views with international experts, and to train the presentation skills.

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The wide variety of international participants and experts permitted us to organize a really professional discussion, which has become the core of the round table, dedicated to the perspectives of the global nuclear weapons ban. The situation was regarded through the lenses of national perceptions: American, French, Polish, Ukrainian as well as Turkish one.

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summerschool2017

Most of participants were MA students or young experts/ political analysts and practitioners from the United States, Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Moldova and Turkey, which gave the highly professional level of debates and provided us with the range of useful conclusions and recommendations as for the international security situation.

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summerschool2017

The team of the lecturers consisted of: Lars van Dassen (Swedish Radiation Safety Authority), Jeff Larsen (Research Division at NATO Defense College) Polina Sinovets (OdCNP), Corentin Brustlein (French Institute of International Relations), Sebnem Udum (Hacettepe Üniversitesi), Dmytro Chumak (OdCNP), Timofii Bibik (National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”), Angela Sidorencu (National Agency for Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activities).

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summerschool2017

Among main topics of lectures there were such topics as: the International and European Deterrence and Non-Proliferation Order, Nuclear Security threats in the new world order, the New Nuclear Order in the Trump’s Era, Russia in the Nuclear Order: the “New Concert of Nations”, is it possible to get the Independent Nuclear Europe, Nonproliferation in the Black Sea Region, Nuclear Security in the Contemporary Conflict: the Case of Ukraine, Improving Nuclear Security in a Non-Nuclear country: the case of the Republic of Moldova, Educational program in Nuclear Security.

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The authors of the best presentations Tetiana Vinichuk, Mykhailo Yatsenko and Mimoza Tielidze were awarded with the special certificates.

summerschool2017

summerschool2017

summerschool2017