November 20, 2020
Dear network members and colleagues,
Over the next few weeks, the APLN will be hosting policy events, publishing new papers and expanding its partnerships. Below is a selection of our upcoming activities.
Student Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
“Youth, Disarmament, and Peace in the Asia-Pacific Region”
Earlier this year, the APLN and The Korea Times launched a student essay contest to foster new perspectives and engage with the next generation. 73 essays were submitted from across the world with eight winning essays selected by APLN members. The awards ceremony will be held next Friday 27 November with the winning essays published in a special edition of the Korea Times and on the APLN website. See the winners here.
APLN Expanding Partnerships
On 2 December, the APLN will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Korea National Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control. The MOU will facilitate mutual cooperation on research and public education on nuclear non-proliferation and security issues between our organisations.
WMD Workshop in the Asia Pacific
From 1-4 December, the APLN will host a closed-door international workshop on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) challenges in the Asia-Pacific. Senior APLN members, experts, and policy practitioners will assess various security issues with the analysis and recommendations published in 2021.