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The Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) is a 12-month, high-level professional development program for a competitively-selected cohort of 16 rising international security experts and practitioners.

The ambitious training curriculum addresses arms control through historical case studies, technology, and advanced negotiation. Participants attend three negotiation boot camps, earn a Certificate in Arms Control Negotiation, and become part of the global ACONA network.

ACONA is an international and multi-institutional collaboration led by and hosted at the Negotiation Task Force, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program (HAPP), Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).

For more information and to meet the 2020-2021 ACONA Fellows, please visit the ACONA website at