Important note:

Only a few of these events are run by IPB. For the others you need to address any enquiries to the local organisers of the event in question.



The 30th ISODARCO Winter Course on: Advanced And Cyber Weapons Systems:Technology And Arms Control" will take place in Trento, Italy, 8-15 of January 2017. The Director of the School, Carlo Schaerf as well as the Course Director Giampiero Giacomello welcome participants to this ISODARCO Course that aims at understanding modern autonomous weapons technology, as well as the possibilities and prospects of related arms control limitations.


Sounds interesting? Find out more at the course website!

The North, a Zone of Peace- free from nuclear weapons and installations for Space Warfare

4 February 2017 - Stockholm, Sweden

Mark February 4th, in your calendar. A Nordic Conference will be arranged in Stockholm, by Swedish Peace Council and Global Network: " The North, a Zone of Peace- free from nuclear weapons and installations for Space Warfare."

Peace and Conflict Studies from the Margins to the Center: Rethinking Europe in an Unequal World

16-18 March 2017, Schwerte, Germany


In March 2017, the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) and the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens-und Konfliktforschung, AFK) will hold a joint conference in cooperation with the Evangelische Akademie Villigst in Schwerte, Germany. Scholars are invited to present their academic work on the political challenges Europe is currently facing while reflecting on the continents role and responsibilities in light of global power structures. The deadline for application is 19th October 2016 and you can find the call for papers here.


6th International Conference on Gender Studies; "Gender, Conflict, War and Peace"

23-25 March 2017, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Turkey.  

The Eastern Mediterranean University - Center for Women Studies, is organising its 6th International Conference on Gender Studies and the theme for 2017 is:"Gender, Conflict, War and Peace"The date of the conference is March 23-25, 2017. For more information about the conferance, take a look at the conference website

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty negotiations

27 - 31 March and June 15 - July 17 2017, New York, U.S.

The United Nations adopted a landmark resolution on 27 October to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with disarmament and international security matters, 123 nations voted in favour of the resolution, with 38 against and 16 abstaining. The resolution will set up a UN conference beginning in March next year, open to all member states, to negotiate a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. The negotiations will continue in June and July. Find more information HERE.

Space weapons: 25th Annual GN Conference

7 - 9 April, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.

Join the 25th anniversary of the Global Network at this important conference and protest in the community known as the ‘Pentagon of the South’. Huntsville is the home of the Redstone Arsenal and the Space Command’s directorate for ‘missile defense’.  Huntsville is the manufacturing site for the PAC-3, SM-3 missile defense (MD) systems while the controversial THAAD is built in another part of Alabama.  Redstone Arsenal was the place where after WWII Nazi rocket scientists were brought by the U.S., using their scientific and technological expertise to help create the US space and weapons programs.  The GN had a similar meeting in Huntsville in 2001.

UNIDIR 2017 Outer Space Conference

20-21 April 2017 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland


The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, in cooperation with The Simons Foundation and the Secure World Foundation, is preparing for its 2017 Outer Space Conference. More information will be available HERE at the beginning of next year. 

Conscience, Dissent, Resistance and Civil Liberties in World War I Through Today

19 - 22 Oct 2017, Kansas, U.S.

The World War's profound effect on the United States is often overlooked. Although the United States actively took part in the conflict for only 18 months, the war effort introduced mass conscription, transformed the American economy, and mobilized popular support through war bonds, patriotic rallies, and anti-German propaganda. Nevertheless, many people desired a negotiated peace, opposed American intervention, refused to support the war effort, and/or even imagined future world orders that could eliminate war. Among them were members of the peace churches and other religious groups, women, pacifists, radicals, labor activists, and other dissenters.



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