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HSE University and Harvard University in cooperation with partners have completed preparation for the Second Boot Camp of The Arms Control Negotiation Academy

Lev Sokolshchik (PhD, Candidate of Science, a research fellow of the Centre of Comprehensive European and International Studies of HSE) as a member of the organizer team took part in the Working Group of the preparation the Second Camp of The Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA). The general agenda of the camp is a multilateral strategic stability in the contemporary world. Preparation for the project (January 11–15, 2021) has been in process from October 2020 in the format of regular online meetings, during which the event program was prepared, the expert board was formed, and research projects' drafts of the Fellows were carried out.

The events of the Second Boot Camp will be attended by the world’s leading experts in the field of strategic stability and arms control, US–Russia and international relations, and some officials. Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov and former First High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and former First Vice-President of the European Commission Baroness Catherine Ashton are scheduled to speak at the events.

The Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) is an international educational project, implemented by the HSE University, Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson Center (USA), The Frankfurt Institute for Peace Studies (Germany), Reykjavik Peace Center of the University of Iceland, MGIMO University.