X Odessa International Summer School “Current Challenges for Nonproliferation and Disarmament: Regional Perspectives”

Odessa X International Summer School “Current Challenges for Nonproliferation and Disarmament: Regional Perspectives” was held by OdCNP at Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University with the support of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and U.S. State Department on August 23-28. The School is aimed at increasing the awareness of the young nonproliferation community in Europe and the Middle East on the current trends in the field of nuclear weapons policy, disarmament, nonproliferation and nuclear security. The US-Russia Engagement, NATO and EU in Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Russia Nuclear Deterrene 2020, Export Control, Nuclear Challenges and opportunities in the Middle East as well as Nuclear Security in Ukraine were the topics of lectures and discussions.

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The wide variety of international participants and experts off-line and on-line took part in the Summer School and the special Round table, dedicated to the regional perceptions on the perspectives of the NPT and TPNW, and other initiatives (Peaceful Uses of NE, Stepping Stones, CEND, MEWMDFZ, IPNDV, Quad).

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This year 25 participants were students or young experts/ political analysts and practitioners from Ukraine, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Georgia, the USA, the UK, France, Bulgaria, South Africa and the Netherlands.

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The team of the lecturers and experts from different institutions consisted of: William Alberque, Bruno Tertrais, Jennie Gromoll and Anna Wagner, Sibylle Bauer, Lars van Dassen, Polina Sinovets (OdCNP), Sitki Egeli, Ali Ahmad, Anna-Mart van Wyk, Anastasiia Nechytailo, Margaryta Rayets, Hanna Martynenko, Dmytro Chumak (OdCNP), Lora Saalman, Pablo Innecken, Saideh Lotfian, Valeria Lozova and Tetiana Melnyk.

OdCNP is very grateful for the support of Odessa Mechnikov National University, especially thanks to the rector of the ONU - Ihor Koval.