Nuclear Disarmament at a Crossroads

AMC Cross-Disciplinary Conference 2023

In 2023, the centre will host its second Cross-Disciplinary Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, on June 14-15 and online (in part). This conference is intended as a space to share and discuss research and ideas on nuclear disarmament, and aims to combine insights from the social sciences, natural sciences and other disciplines, as well as from practical experience.

The two-day conference will feature opening and closing plenary sessions as well as interactive thematic sessions to present current research. Some sessions will be more technical in nature and some dominated by social science contributions, but an important aspect of the conference is promoting cross-disciplinary exchanges. In addition to scientific sessions we aim to include activities facilitating exchanges between academics, practitioners, civil society and the interested public.

In a short time, international affairs have changed dramatically with the re-emergence of nuclear weapons as a focal issue. As we move into 2023, it appears likely that nuclear weapons will become even more important over the foreseeable future. Hence, learning about the preconditions for nuclear disarmament in a broad sense becomes all the more urgent.

Issues that we need to understand better range from risk reduction, arms control, and non-proliferation in the immediate term to achieving disarmament and security communities in the long term. In 2022, the Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament held its first cross-disciplinary conference, with research presentations from many different fields of inquiry and international participation in Uppsala and online.

Call for proposals

The Alva Myrdal Centre invites proposals for papers, poster presentations, panels and other activities on topics relevant to nuclear disarmament in a broad sense. As AMC is a cross-disciplinary centre, we particularly welcome proposals for activities aiming to bridge the gap between social sciences and natural sciences. We welcome the participation of researchers, policy makers, students and the interested public from around the world who specialize in or are interested in issues pertaining to nuclear weapons and disarmament.

Please observe that you must apply via the online form below to be eligible. You can access the form via the ‘propose an activity’ button below. The closing date for applications is Sunday 12 February 2023, at 23:59 CET.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you in Uppsala in June.

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Register as attendee

Interested in attending the Cross-Disciplinary Conference without proposing an activity? Please register your participation by filling out the form via the “Register participation” button below.

Participation in the conference is free of charge. Registration will be open until 31 May 2023 at 23:59 CEST. Note that if you have already filled out an application to propose an activity, you do not have to fill out the form under “Register participation”.

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The AMC Cross-Disciplinary Conference is an opportunity to…

  • Network with academics, practitioners and others interested in nuclear disarmament;

  • Learn about the latest research in the field of nuclear disarmament;

  • Influence the future of nuclear disarmament research and policy by presenting your own work or by contributing with your knowledge and perspectives to enhance the research presented.

Voices from the AMC Annual Conference 2022

“The high quality of the presentations and the presence of so many gifted young scholars from Europe and around the world was very encouraging. I learned a lot and gained new knowledge and perspectives on a number of important issues.”

“The professionalism and scientific level at the conference was of a high class.”

“Top quality all the way through the event.”

“The venue was great, the organization was great, the sessions were really diverse in topic and highly relevant. I learned a lot!”

Last modified: 2023-01-27