AMC's inaugural ceremony
In the magnificent Grand Auditorium at Uppsala University, the Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament was inaugurated on Wednesday, 19 October.
Thank you to everyone who participated in person and virtually. It is with great pride and excitement that we are now beginning to develop this important centre.
Allmänna Sången choir contributed with musical performances. We were also honored with the presence of Alva Myrdal's descendants.
The ceremony was moderated by Professor Ashok Swain, Head of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, and the following speakers addressed the audience:
- Professor Tora Holmberg, Vice-Rector for Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala University
- Ann-Sofie Nilsson, Deputy Director-General and Head of the Department for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
- Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (video message)
- Professor Peter Wallensteen, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Deputy Chair of the Governing Board, Alva Myrdal Centre
- Associate Professor Rupal N. Mehta, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)