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Highlights from the Third Annual Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament Conference at Uppsala University

The third annual Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament (AMC) Conference recently concluded at Uppsala University in Sweden, with a focus on the theme of “Reinvigorating Nuclear Disarmament.” The conference attracted a large international audience, including participants from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Key organizers of the conference included Peter Wallensteen, a renowned peace studies professor, and Erik Melander, the Director of AMC. The conference addressed urgent developments in nuclear disarmament and the need for constructive solutions in the face of increasing nuclear tensions.

Various sessions at the conference explored issues such as decolonization, diversity, gender, climate change, and international case studies related to nuclear disarmament. The event also introduced the Alva Myrdal Centre Data Project and announced the forthcoming publication of a book on sanctions for nuclear disarmament.

Notable speakers at the conference, such as George Lopez and Gerald Powers from the Kroc Institute, discussed the effectiveness of sanctions and strategies for achieving nuclear reduction policies. The interdisciplinary nature of the conference was highlighted, with specialists from various fields contributing to discussions on nuclear disarmament.

The success of the conference in fostering international collaboration and innovative solutions was evident, paving the way for future conferences in 2025. The call for proposals for the next AMC Annual Conference will open in 2024, offering an opportunity for experts and scholars to continue the important dialogue on nuclear disarmament.

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