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2021 Hiroshima - ICAN Academy


Welcome to the Hiroshima - ICAN Academy! ICAN and the Hiroshima Prefecture are very excited to provide what we sincerely hope will be an enriching and inspirational learning experience for you.

This page will serve as your main portal for all the materials you'll need to participate in the online phase of the Academy, including the calendar of events, video lectures, assignment information, contact details and more.

The ICAN team, including the main course operators from ICAN partner Peace Boat, are at your service for any questions, comments or concerns that you have throughout the course. Please don't hesitate to get in touch!

The following are the online learning materials for the Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2021. Applicants are recommended to read and watch these materials before writing the essay for application. Those who take the Open Learning Course are required to read and watch them before completing the assignments.


Hiroshima - ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security
Online Learning Materials

1. The First Series of the Online Peace Course by Hiroshima Prefecture

1. World War II and Nuclear Weapons - Impact on International Relations

2. The Reality of the Atomic Bombing Part 1 - Interview with the Atomic Bomb Survivor

3. The Reality of the Atomic Bombing Part 2 - Interview with the Atomic Bomb Survivor

4. The Rise of the Atomic Bomb Ban Movement and the Reality of International Politics


2. Lee Jongkeun, “A Korean Hibakusha's Message for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons”, Peace Boat, 2018


3. International Committee of the Red Cross x Kurzgesagt, “What if We Nuke a City?”, Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, 2019


4. Álvaro Orús (Director) and Tony Robinson, “The beginning of the end of nuclear weapons”, Pressenza International Press Agency, 2019


5. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), “A price too high: Rethinking nuclear weapons in light of their human cost”, International Review of the Red Cross, 2016


6. Joint Communique to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), 2020


7. Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Beatrice Fihn, “Implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Hopes and Expectations for the Future”, Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament (2021)


8. ICAN, “Complicit: 2020 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending” (2021)


9. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony (August 6, 2021) and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony (August 9, 2021)

Links to live streaming and video are to be posted here.


Suggested reading

The following report is a useful reference of recent developments of nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation and nuclear security: “ Hiroshima Report 2021 – Evaluation and Achievement in Nuclear Disarmament, N on-Proliferation, and Nuclear Security in 2020 ” Hiroshima Prefecture and Japan Institute of International Affairs Center for Disarmament, Science and Technology (2021)



Additional set of online learning materials will be provided to those who applied and are selected as
Academy 2021 participants, in advance of the webinars.

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