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Stable Nuclear Zero: Feasible, Realistic?

Upcoming Panel Discussion  •  20 November 2012
Posted: 6 November 2012

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) cordially invites you to attend the panel discussion "Stable Nuclear Zero: Feasible, Realistic?" on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

"Considering how much intellectual effort in the past half-century went into the study of the 'stability' of a nuclear deterrence world, it ought to be worthwhile to examine contingencies in a nuclear-free world to verify that it is superior to a world with (some) nuclear weapons."
—Thomas Schelling, A world without nuclear weapons?
Daedalus Fall 2009, Vol. 138, No. 4


Dr. Thomas Schelling, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Dr. Schelling was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Amb. Rolf Ekeus, Associated Senior Fellow, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Sverre Lodgaard, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Andreas Persbo, Executive Director, Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)


Elena Sokova, Executive Director, VCDNP

The event will take place in the conference hall of the Permanent Mission of Japan (Andromeda Tower, Floor 24, Donau-City-Strasse 6, 1220 Vienna) on Tuesday, November 20 2012, at 12:30. Refreshments will be served at 12:00.

We kindly ask you to RSVP using the online registration form by Friday, November 16.

Should you have any questions, please direct your inquiries to or call VCDNP at 236 94 82.

The event is co-sponsored by the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. The VCDNP also extends its gratitude to the Permanent Mission of Japan for providing the conference venue for the event.

Parking Advisory: There are no parking opportunities in Andromeda Tower and parking nearby is difficult. We encourage you to use public transportation. U1 "VIC" station is about 200 meters away from our office.

In case you have troubles accessing the online registration form, please register via email to