CTBT at 20 - Re-Energizing the Global Debate
Posted 20 April 2016
On 24 March 2016 a high-level panel spoke on the CTBT and suggested ways to facilitate its entry into force.
A New Approach to Addressing Chemical Threats
Posted 19 April 2016
On 03 March 2016, Ambassador Paturej discussed a new approach to addressing chemical threats and the April 2016 Summit (CHEMSS).
Detecting the 2016 North Korean Nuclear Test
Posted 30 March 2016
On 8 February 2016, CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo reflected on the CTBT, its impact in curtailing nuclear testing, and the verification regimes ability to detect ambiguous events.
IAEA Partners with VCDNP to Promote CPPNM
Posted 8 March 2016
Speaking at VCDNP, IAEA Director General Amano attaches high priority to securing entry into force of Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.
Gideon Frank — A Personal Perspective
Posted 8 March 2016
Gideon Frank shared his personal views on some of the major challenges in implementing the JCPOA.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and NPT Non-Parties
Posted 29 February 2016
On 16 February 2016, Mark Hibbs, Senior Associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, presented an overview of his research.
Report Launch on "Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia's Interests"
Posted 25 February 2016
On 29 January, VCDNP, in collaboration with the Valdai Discussion Club and CENESS, hosted the launch of a report.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Speaks at VCDNP
Posted 22 February 2016
IAEA chief lauds VCDNP's event on Amendment to the CPPNM for helping to address "the most important area of unfinished business in nuclear security."
Emerging Technologies and Nuclear Deterrence
Posted 4 February 2016
On 26 January 2016, VCDNP hosted a seminar with James Acton.
Verifying Disarmament: Scientific, Technological and Political Challenges
Posted 19 February 2016
On 20 January 2016, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Joseph Pilat on the challenges of nuclear disarmament verification.
SSM Nuclear Non-Proliferation Workshop
Posted 14 December 2015
On 23 and 24 November 2015, VCDNP and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) organized a workshop on nuclear non-proliferation.
Nuclear Proliferation Networks
Posted 11 December 2015
On 16 November 2015, VCDNP hosted an event with presentations by Adam Stulberg, Justin Hastings, and Philip Baxter.
Roundtable on International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification
Posted 9 December 2015
On 19 November 2015, VCDNP hosted a roundtable with Mr. Frank A. Rose and Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen.
Emerging Earth Observation Capabilities to Support Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Verification
Posted 2 December 2015
In 2014, the VCDNP won the EUSI & Skybox Imaging High-Res Challenge, part of the 2014 Copernicus Masters Competition.
Understanding South Africa's Past Nuclear Weapons Programme
Posted 19 November 2015
On 20 October 2015, VCDNP co-hosted a panel discussion with Dr. Nic von Wielligh, Neville Whiting, Jean du Preez, and Dimitri Perricos.
ICSA Financial Open Source Information Workshop
Posted 4 November 2015
On 12 and 13 October 2015, VCDNP hosted a workshop on open source analysis methods organised by the ICSA of King's College London.
Vitaly Fedchenko on New Nuclear Forensics
Posted 29 October 2015
On 15 October 2015, VCDNP held a seminar by Vitaly Fedchenko, a Senior Researcher at SIPRI.
Nuclear Negotiations with Iran: An EU Perspective
Posted 14 September 2015
On 2 September 2015, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Dr. Stephan Klement, Head of the Euratom Co-ordination and International Relations Unit at the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy.
The Verification Challenge: Iran and the IAEA
Posted 14 September 2015
On 27 August 2015, Dr. Thomas Shea, a former IAEA inspector, gave a presentation on the JCPOA and his advocacy role.
VCDNP Participates in the 23rd WiN Global Annual Conference
Posted 14 September 2015
The event provided opportunities for female professionals to network, learn about contemporary nuclear programs around the globe, and discuss job opportunities.
The IAEA and Non-Compliance Reporting
Posted 12 August 2015
On 9 July 2015, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Dr. Trevor Findlay, senior research fellow at the Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.
Posted 13 July 2015
Cindy Vestergaard, a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), presented the recent findings of the 'Governing Uranium' project.
Vienna Diplomats Assess NPT Review Conference Outcome
Posted 24 June 2015
Diplomats examine the outcome of the 2015 Review Conference and its implications for the future of the nonproliferation regime.
IAEA Director General Amano Keynotes CNS 25th Anniversary in Vienna
Posted 23 June 2015
On 16 June 2015, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) hosted a special evening event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).
New Technologies and Opportunities for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Verification
Posted 10 June 2015
On 26 May 2015, Tamara Patton Schell presented at a seminar for diplomats and missions held at VCDNP.
Exploring the Link between Nuclear Disarmament and Security
Posted 12 May 2015
Seminar with Deepti Choubey, fellow at The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
A Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Europe
Posted 7 May 2015
On 23 April 2015, Dr. Harald Müller and Mr. Giorgio Franceschini presented findings of a Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) study.
Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015
Posted 8 April 2015
Seminar with the Honorable Gareth Evans, chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNNPD) and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia.
March 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course
Posted 7 April 2015
The ninth intensive short course on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament was held on 16-20 March 2015.
Towards the 2015 NPT Review Conference
Posted 1 April 2015
Panel Discussion with Ambassador Taous Feroukhi, Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano, Ambassador David Stuart, and Ambassador Wael Al-Assadof.
South Asia: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Challenges and Opportunities
Posted 23 March 2015
Seminar by Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, who offered reflections on the security situation in South Asia as it relates to the presence of nuclear weapons in the region.
The NPT Review Conference: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Posted 5 March 2015
Seminar by United States Ambassador (ret.) Susan Burk, who reflected on her experience at three of the NPT RevCons.
New Technologies for Verification
Posted 10 February 2015
International workshop on New Technologies for Information Analysis to Support Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Verification.
Prospects for a Nuclear Deal with Iran
Posted 20 January 2015
Seminar by Robert Einhorn, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former nuclear negotiator in the Barack Obama administration.
Nuclear Safety, Security, and WMD Non-Proliferation
Posted 14 January 2015
Workshop for journalists from the Middle East.
Busy September at VCDNP
Event • Posted 5 November 2014
VCDNP organized and hosted a series of events in September, and held its eighth intensive course.
The US Approach to Nuclear Arms Control in the Second Obama Term
Event • Posted 5 November 2014
On 8 October 2014, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Ambassador Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
UK and US Cooperation to Address Technical Challenges in Verification of Nuclear Disarmament
Event • Posted 29 September 2014
On 28 August 2014, VCDNP and Verification Research, Training and Information Center (VERTIC) hosted a panel discussion featuring Attila Burjan and Michele R. Smith.
Win-Win Solution for the Negotiations over Iran's Nuclear Program
Event • Posted 25 July 2014
On 15 July 2014, VCDNP and Search for Common Ground hosted a panel discussion featuring Amb. (ret.) William G. Miller, Dr. Frank von Hippel, and Daryl G. Kimball.
Brazil's Nuclear Kaleidoscope: An Evolving Identity
Event • Posted 16 July 2014
On 1 July 2014, VCDNP hosted a seminar on Brazil's peaceful nuclear program by Dr. Togzhan Kassenova.
Reporting Nuclear News: Workshop for Journalists from the Middle East
Event • Posted 16 July 2014
On 23-25 June 2014, VCDNP brought together over two dozen journalists and experts from the Middle East for a workshop.
Nuclear Verification Challenges and Opportunities
Event • Posted 11 July 2014
On 19-20 June 2014, VCDNP and CNS held a diplomatic workshop in Baden, Austria.
Nuclear Weapons Under International Law
Event • Posted 8 July 2014
On 11 June 2014, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Dr. Gro Nystuen.
Lessons Learned from the IAEA Inspections in Iraq in the 1990s
Event • Posted 4 June 2014
On 26 May 2014, VCDNP and VERTIC co-hosted a panel discussion featuring Hans Blix, Gudrun Harrer, Laura Rockwood, and Jacques Baute.
Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons
Event • Posted 4 June 2014
On 22 May 2014, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Ward Wilson.
The Future of Arms Control
Event • Posted 4 June 2014
On 20 May 2014, VCDNP and the Heinreich Böll Foundation co-hosted a seminar featuring Dr. Oliver Meier, Dr. Nikolai Sokov, Anne Finger, and Gregor Enste.
Nuclear Disarmament and the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
Event • Posted 2 June 2014
On 16 May 2014, VCDNP and the Permanent Mission of New Zealand co-hosted a panel discussion featuring
Ambassador Deborah Geels, Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, Ambassador Tim Caughley, and Dr. Patricia Lewis.
Overcoming Pakistan's Nuclear Dangers
Event • Posted 28 April 2014
On 15 April 2014, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Mark Fitzpatrick of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
The Global Zero and Beyond: Theory, Politics and Regional Perspectives
Event • Posted 22 April 2014
On 10 April 2014, VCDNP co-hosted a seminar with Ambassador Vladimír Galuska, Michal Smetana, Dr. Nik Hynek, and Nikolai Sokov.
March 2014—Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Course
Event • Posted 11 April 2014
VCDNP conducted an intensive course on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament on 17-21 March 2014.
Towards the Third NPT Preparatory Committee Meeting
Posted 3 April 2014
On 17 March 2014, VCDNP hosted a panel discussion featuring Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, and Ambassador Enrique Roman-Morey.
Development of Humanitarian Disarmament Initiatives on Nuclear Weapons
Posted 3 April 2014
On 18 March 2014, VCDNP and ICAN co-hosted a public event featuring Dr. Rebecca Johnson.
Results and Lessons from the Trilateral Initiative on the IAEA Verification of Weapon-Origin Fissile Material
Posted 25 February 2014
On 13 February 2014, VCDNP and VERTIC co-hosted the second seminar in a series on disarmament verification, featuring Dr. Thomas Shea and Dr. Laura Rockwood.
Previewing the 2014 NPT PrepCom
Posted 12 February 2014
Acting US Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller and EU Principal Advisor and Special Envoy Jacek Bylica speak at VCDNP seminar on 5 February 2014.
2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index
Posted 14 February 2014
On 31 January 2014, VCDNP and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) co-hosted a briefing on the recently released 2014 version of the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index.
The Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
Posted 31 January 2014
On 21 January 2014, VCDNP co-hosted a briefing on the February 2014 International Conference in Mexico, with speakers Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora and Ambassador Alexander Kmentt.
Planning for Success at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2014
On 9 December, 2013, VCDNP co-hosted a lunch and roundtable discussion.
Verification for Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Arms Control
Posted 17 January 2014
On 5 December, 2013, VCDNP co-hosted the first seminar in a series on disarmament verification.
International Workshop on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education and Capacity Development
Posted 26 November 2013
On 14-15 November, 2013, VCDNP co-hosted this workshop with keynote speaker Dr. Lassina Zerbo.
Norm Dynamics in Multilateral Arms Control
Posted 20 November 2013
On 11 November, 2013, VCDNP hosted the launch of a new book by Harald Müller and Carmen Wunderlich.
Chemical Weapons in Syria: The Bumpy Road to Elimination
Event • Posted 22 October 2013
On 7 October, 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar featuring Dr. Amy Smithson and Dr. Paul Walker.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats and Responses
Event • Posted 16 October 2013
This VCDNP co-hosted workshop was the second in a series on "Developing a Comprehensive Security Culture."
September 2013—Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Course
Event • Posted 10 October 2013
VCDNP conducted an intensive course on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament on 23-29 September 2013.
Busy September at the VCDNP
Event • Posted 7 October 2013
Busy September at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
VCDNP Participated in High-Profile Events and Hosted a Series of Meetings in July
Event • Posted 20 August 2013
July 2013 was a busy month at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
Disarmament and the Humanitarian Aspects of Nuclear Weapons
Event • Posted 8 August 2013
On August 2, 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Justice Christopher Gregory Weeramantry of the International Court of Justice from 1991-2000.
Dr. James Acton Speaks on Nuclear Arms Control During the Second Obama Administration
Event • Posted 24 July 2013
On July 16, 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Dr. James Acton, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Dr. Siegfried Hecker Gives High-Profile Talks, Meets with Diplomats and Scientists
Events • Posted 16 July 2013
During June 2013, Dr. Hecker took part in activities aimed at passing his extensive knowledge and experience to the next generation.
Nuclear Security Centers of Excellence in Asia: Harmonization and Nexus
Event • Posted 16 July 2013
On July 3, 2013, VCDNP co-organized a workshop with the ISCN of Japan and the Permanent Mission of Japan in Vienna.
Nuclear Power in China after the Fukushima Accident
Seminar • Posted 28 June 2013
On June 26, 2013, Dr. Zhu Xuhui, advisor to the China National Nuclear Corporation, gave a presentation at the VCDNP.
The Nuclear Security Summit: A Multi-Sectorial Approach
Seminar • Posted 4 June 2013
On 28 May 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar featuring Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, US State Department.
A Journey at the Nuclear Brink
Seminar • Posted 10 May 2013
On 8 May, 2013, VCDNP hosted a public seminar by Dr. William J. Perry, a former US Secretary of Defense.
What Comes Next in Nuclear North Korea?
Seminar • Posted 24 April 2013
On 18 April 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Siegfried Hecker, Distinguished Visiting Scientist at VCDNP.
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons:
An Opportunity for Europe to Lead
Key Note Presentation • Lord Des Browne • Posted 5 April 2013
On 25 March 2013, Lord Des Browne of Ladyton, former UK Defence Secretary and Board member of the European Leadership Network (ELN), delivered a keynote presentation for VCDNP's non-proliferation and disarmament course for diplomats.
Responsibility Beyond Rules: Leadership for a Secure Nuclear Future
Panel Discussion • Posted 2 April 2013
On 20 March, 2013, VCDNP hosted a luncheon panel discussion with members of the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group (NSGEG).
The Chemical Weapons Convention: Making Disarmament Happen
Seminar • Posted 2 April 2013
On 19 March 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar by H.E. Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Global Security, Safety, and Nuclear Governance after Fukushima: A Discussion with the US-Japan Nuclear Working Group
Seminar • Posted 1 March 2013
On February 18, 2013, VCDNP hosted a public seminar.
Nuclear Proliferation History: New Evidence, Analysis & Policy Insights
Meeting • Posted 12 February 2013
VCDNP hosted a meeting organized by the Center for Security Studies for the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project.
Launch of New Book by Dr. Malcolm Chalmers: Less is Better
Book Launch • Posted 8 January 2013
Dr. Chalmers presented the key findings of his book and discussed the practical issues of reductions that could be pursued under existing arms control frameworks.
A POSSE of Global Young Scholars Re-Think Strategic Stability
Meeting • Posted 29 November 2012
The Project on Strategic Stability Evaluation is building a global network of leading young scholars moving beyond traditional concepts about nuclear weapons.
Thomas Schelling and Other Prominent Experts Discuss Global Zero
Seminar • Posted 28 November 2012
VCDNP hosted a seminar to explore the feasability of nuclear weapons abolition, featuring Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling.
Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Policy and Technology Solutions
Seminar • Posted 26 October 2012
On 23 October 2012, VCDNP hosted a seminar that featured presentations by Anne Harrington and Simon G. Limage.
Four Panelists Discuss Historical Cases When Nuclear Weapons Security Was Put at Risk
Panel Discussion • Posted 4 October 2012
On October 2, 2012 VCDNP hosted a panel discussion with participants in the Nuclear Policy Education Center's (NPEC) project titled "Nuclear Weapons Security Crisis: What Does History Teach?"
Launch of New Book by CNS's Potter and Mukhatzhanova: Nuclear Politics and the Non-Aligned Movement
Book Launch • Posted 27 September 2012
The book explores structures and politics within the NAM, the largest grouping of states engaged on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation issues.
Senior Chinese, US and UK Experts Discuss Nuclear Disarmament
Panel Discussion • Posted 24 July 2012
On July 18, 2012, VCDNP hosted an expert panel discussion "Maintaining Strategic Stability on the Path to Nuclear Zero."
VCDNP Seminar Series Features Joe Cirincione
Seminar • Posted 24 July 2012
On July 17, 2012, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Joe Cirincione entitled "The Politics of the Current Nuclear Policy Debate in Washington."
Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA
Seminar • Posted 20 June 2012
On June 13, 2012, VCDNP hosted the launch of the "Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA" report by Trevor Findlay.
VCDNP Holds a Number of High-Profile Events during the NPT PrepCom
Events • Posted 10 May 2012
Events hosted/organized during the April 30-May 11, 2012 NPT PrepCom in Vienna.
North Korean Security Challenges and Changes: Focusing on the Nuclear Dimension
Mark Fitzpatrick • Seminar • Posted 19 March 2012
On March 19, 2012, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Mark Fitzpatrick.
CTBT at 15: Status and Prospects
Roundtable Conference • Updated 25 October 2012 • Posted 27 February 2012
On 17 February 2012, VCDNP hosted a roundtable conference on CTBT-related issues.
Now includes ACA Conference Report.
Nuclear Islands: International Leasing of Sensitive Nuclear Fuel Cycle Sites
Christopher Paine • Seminar • Updated 27 February 2012
On 15 February 2012, VCDNP hosted a seminar with Christopher Paine, Nuclear Program Director at the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
In Search of a New Framework for Nuclear Disarmament: 20 Years After the New Beginning
Seminar • Updated 17 January 2012
VCDNP conducted a seminar in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations and International Organizations in Vienna.
Now includes Summary of Discussions
Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation: A Fissile Material Perspective
Dr. Frank N. von Hippel • Seminar • 4 November 2011
A seminar with Dr. Frank N. von Hippel, Co-Chair, International Panel on Fissile Materials Co-Director, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University.
VCDNP holds Workshop on Nuclear Security in Southeast Asia
Workshop • 31 October 2011
On 31 October 2011, VCDNP co-hosted a one-day workshop.
VCDNP and CNS Conduct First Course on Nonproliferation and Disarmament for Diplomats in Vienna
Course • 26-30 September 2011
VCDNP held an intensive course for junior diplomats focused on nuclear nonproliferation policy issues held in Vienna, Austria on September 26-30, 2011.
VCDNP Briefs Journalists on its Work and on Key Issues of the IAEA General Conference
Media Briefing • 19 and 20 September 2011
VCDNP held two briefings on 19 and 20 September 2011.
North Korea: Reactors, Bombs and People
Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker • Seminar • 9 September 2011
Rectifying the UN Disarmament Machinery
Dr. Marcin Zaborowski • Presentation • 12 July 2011
On July 12th, 2011, the VCDNP along with the Polish Institute for International Relations (PISM) welcomed a presentation by Dr. Marcin Zaborowski, Director of PISM.
Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI)
Ambassador Alfredo Labbé Villa • Seminar • 8 July 2011
On July 8th, 2011 the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation hosted a seminar by Ambassador Alfredo Labbé Villa from the Republic of Chile.
Planning for Success at the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Summit
William Tobey • Briefing • 7 July 2011
On 7 July 2011, the VCDNP hosted a briefing by William Tobey, senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
The Oracles of Proliferation
Dr. BenoÎt Pelopidas • Presentation • 3 June 2011
On June 3rd, 2011 the VCDNP hosted a presentation by
Dr. Benoît Pelopidas, recent recipient of the "Best Graduate Paper 2010"
award from the International Security Studies Section of the International
Iran's Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Capabilities: A Net Assessment
Panel Discussion • 27 May 2011
On May 27th, 2011 several experts gathered in Vienna to discuss Iran's nuclear capabilities
in light of a recently released International Institute of Strategic Studies
(IISS) dossier detailing Iran's nuclear, chemical, and biological capabilities.