International Conference on Creating New Momentum for Nonproliferation and Disarmament in the Middle East/Gulf after the Failed 2015 NPT Review Conference (II)

Deepening and Broadening Our Amb. Laajava-centered Track II Efforts of the 2015 Frankfurt Kick-off-Conference

(3-4 May 2016, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Berlin)


The forthcoming conference organized by the Project Group of the ACADEMIC PEACE ORCHESTRA MIDDLE EAST follows up the results and inputs of the Frankfurt Kick-off Conference in December 2015. The focus of this second conference is to deepen and intensifying the discussion among Track II experts, especially from the region, to overcome the current stalemate in regional disarmament and non-proliferation.
The international conference is generously sponsored by the Foreign Ministries in Berlin and Berne as well as the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) and the Zentrum Oekumene of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau and of Kurhessen-Waldeck.

The international conference will be topped by a high class side event: A keynote speech by Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, on the evening of May 3: “The Promise of a Nuclear Test-free Zone in the Middle East/Gulf for Stability and Cooperation”. For this special event the audience is broadened to political representatives as well as scientists and think tanks (please see the invitation for details).