Inauguration of the Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament

The world is facing a real nuclear threat. Uppsala University is holding an inaugural ceremony for the newly established Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament. Please join us for the inauguration of this important centre that will be based at Uppsala.

The doors for the aula will open at 14:15, the ceremony starts at 15:00. 

In addition to interesting speakers, the ceremony will feature a musical performance by the Allmänna Sången choir.

Speakers:

Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Prof. Peter Wallensteen, pioneer in Peace and Conflict Research

Cecilia Wikström, Chair of the Board for the Alva Myrdal Centre and former Member of the European Parliament

Dr. Rupal N. Mehta, Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs (joining via videolink)

Prof. Tora Holmberg, vice-rector at Uppsala University

Alva Myrdal Centre was established in 2021 to combine the world's knowledge on disarmament issues. The centre collaborates with international researchers, educates the future generation of disarmament experts and disseminates information about disarmament issues to the public.

Find out more: uu.se/alvamyrdalcentre