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Join the Arms Control Negotiation Academy and Reimagine

International Security

The Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) is a 12-month, high-level professional development program for a competitively selected cohort of rising international security experts and practitioners. The ambitious training curriculum addresses critical historical case studies, technological know-how, and advanced negotiation skills in the realm of arms control. Participants earn a Certificate in Arms Control Negotiation and become part of ACONA’s network of next-generation arms control negotiators. Each year, ACONA recruits a new cohort of Fellows.

If you are interested in addressing some of the most pressing national security questions of our time, while engaging with fellow professionals and experts from around the world, find out more about how to apply for an ACONA Fellowship here.

The History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars focuses on the relationship between history and policy making. A leader in uncovering and publishing policy-relevant documentation, the Program works with a global network to build next-generation research capacity, foster dialogue and debate on history, and push for greater archival access.
Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre, a collaborative effort of the City of Reykjavík and the University of Iceland, is a forum for international multidisciplinary cooperation, with an emphasis on the role of small states, cities and citizens in promoting peace. Höfði is the name of the house where Reagan and Gorbachev met in Reykjavík in 1986 and refers to the role Iceland played as a small non-militarized state in the conflict between two superpowers.

The Negotiation Task Force at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University promotes innovative solutions to Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security challenges by creating spaces for cross-cultural negotiation research, training, and strategic analysis. The NTF pioneers new models for high-impact knowledge dissemination, trains practitioners in advanced negotiation skills, and builds long-term conflict management capacity.
The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt is one of the leading conflict resolution think tanks in Europe. PRIF scholars conduct knowledge-driven and applied basic research with the pursuit of passing practical outcomes on to politics and society. The institute develops options of action and provides background information and analyses for ministries, parties, NGOs and companies. PRIF scholars advise politicians and expert committees, contribute to expert consultations, and participate in delegations and committees of the German Federal Foreign Office on European and international level.


Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA)

Negotiation Task Force (NTF)

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Harvard University

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

USAPhone: +1 (617) 496 2180



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