Students & Campus
04 July 2022

Summer Programme Students Visit the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

As part of the Summer Programme on International Affairs module on “Security and Insecurity Today”, Professor Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamedou took students on a visit to the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) on 29 June 2022.

UNIDIR, which is voluntarily funded, is one of the few policy institutes worldwide focusing on disarmament. The Institute generates knowledge and promotes dialogue and action on disarmament and security.

During their visit, students were given a guided tour by researcher Dr Farzan Sabet, who also chaired a panel with UNIDIR colleagues Almudena Azcarate Ortega, Wenting He and Manaved Nambiar, who presented on their areas of expertise and the work of their programmes. During this time, the students were able to gain insights on topics of increasing global importance, including space security, emerging technologies, gender and the Middle East. 

Afterward, the speakers provided their personal reflections on careers in the United Nations, sharing their experiences in the international job market. 

The Institute’s 2022 Summer Programme takes place from 24 June to 15 July. Besides the “Security and Insecurity Today” module, three other modules focus on “Humanitarianism: It’s History and Politics”, “The United Nations in a Changing World”, and “Digital Technologies, Democracy and International Relations”.