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20th Isodarco Winter Course - Andalo 2007

UNIVERSITY OF ROME                                              UNIVERSITY

         USPID - Sezione di Trento

Autonomous Province of Trento

Italian Pugwash Group
Founded in 1966

"Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Human Rights"

14-21 JANUARY 2007

ISODARCO has organized residential courses on global security since 1966
primarily in Italy but also in China, Germany and Jordan with the generous
support of private foundations and International and National Institutions
and Organizations. The courses are intended for those who would like to
play a more active and technically competent role in the field of
international conflicts as well as those who already have a professional
interest and experience in this field. The courses are intensive,
interactive and interdisciplinary in focus. The subject matters span not
only the technical and scientific dimensions of these problems but also
their sociological and political implications.
This will be the seventh time an Isodarco course will examine the problem
of non-state violence. Courses on this topic were organized in 1974 and
1978 when only a few specialists were concerned with the issues of
non-state or sub-state violence. Now, after the dramatic events of the
years 2001 and 2002, Isodarco has returned to the discussion of these
problems devoting to them the last four winter courses.


Alexei Arbatov, Carnegie Moscow Center, Moscow, Russia;

Nadia Arbatova, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations,
Moscow, Russia;

Sergey Batsanov, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Geneva,

Gary Chapman, University of Texas, Austin TX, USA;

Christopher Chyba, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA;

Giovanni Ercolani, Nottingham Trent University and University of Urbino, Italy

Virginie Guiraudon, European University Institute, Florence, Italy;

Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA;

Peter Katzenstein, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA;

Catherine McArdle Kelleher, Watson Institute, Brown University, Providence

Maati Monjib, Université Moulay Ismail, Meknès, Morocco;

Alexander Nikitin, Russian Political Science Association, Moscow, Russia.

Deborah Pearlstein, Human Rights First, Washington DC, USA

Robert Nurick, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Washington DC, USA;

Confirmations are expected from additional eminent scholars who have been
invited to lecture at the School. The course will be articulated in formal
lectures, seminars offered by the participants, round tables and general
open discussions.


A. English will be the working language of the School. There will be
approximately 80 participants. They are expected to attend all lectures and
seminars and to stay throughout the week-long course.

B. Applications should be submitted with the following information that is
compulsory even for those who have previously attended Isodarco sessions:
Full name, date and place of birth, gender, full address (including e-mail
address, telephone and fax numbers if available). Present nationality.
Degree and/or other academic qualifications. Present professional
activities and work address. Publication list and field of interest. In
lieu of publications, a letter of recommendation from a professor or a
scholar in the field.
No special application form is required. We suggest that you apply on-line
at www.isodarco.it or you download an application form from the same

C. Applications should arrive not later than November 20th, 2006 and should
be addressed to the Director of the School:
Department of Physics
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Tel.: (+39) 06 72594560/1 -- Fax: (+39) 06 2040309
E-mail: isodarco at roma2.infn.it

D. Applications will be considered by the Organizing Committee on the basis
of the information submitted. All the applicants will be informed of the
Committee's decision as soon as possible but not later than November 29th,

E. Participants are requested to arrive at Andalo any time on Sunday,
January 14th, 2007 and leave in the morning of Sunday, January 21st, 2007.

F. The nominal admission fee which includes attendance, accommodation and
full board is Euro 300,00. A reduced fee of Euro 150,00 is applied to
students without a salary up to the age of 26 and participants from
Countries with foreign currency problems. If you wish to be considered for
a reduced fee you must explain in your application why you qualify for it.
Participants will be housed in double or triple rooms. The admission fee
for single rooms, if requested and available, will be Euro 500,00;
participants asking to share a room with somebody in particular, if this is
possible, will be charged an additional Euro 50,00 for each person.

G. A limited number of family members can be accommodated at the Hotel
Gruppo Brenta. Room and board for each member is Euro 350,00 for the entire
period. Admission of families is limited and will be examined on an
individual basis. Participants wishing to bring their families are
requested to submit their application as soon as possible.

H. The school has no funds with which to defray traveling expenses.

I. The Course will be held at Hotel Gruppo Brenta, via Strigole 1, 38010
Andalo (Trento), Italy. Tel.(+39) 0461 585813, Fax (+39) 0461 585269.

J. Participants wishing to submit a paper for seminar consideration should
enclose a short abstract of their proposed contribution in their
application. The Director of the School will reserve some limited time for
seminars considered particularly relevant to the program of the Course.

K. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to introduce any necessary
change to the program.

L. Please mention in your application if you need a visa, indicating to
which Italian Consulate you intend to apply. As it takes some time to
receive a visa we urge participants requiring it to apply to the School as
early as possible and to apply for the visa immediately after being
accepted to attend the School.
Please, note that the concession of visas is at the discretion of the
Italian Consulates Offices and Isodarco, as an NGO, is not able to
influence their decision. It is the responsibility of participants to
provide the Italian Consulates with evidence that they intend to return to
their own countries at the end of the course.

Additional information on the School can be found at: www.isodarco.it

       Director of the Course
Director of the School
Matthew Evangelista
Carlo Schaerf
     Department of Government
University of Rome "Tor Vergata
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Usa
Rome, Italy

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Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
via della Ricerca Scientifica 1,    00133 ROMA, Italia
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E-mail:  schaerf at roma2.infn.it