The 2013 CTBT Diplomacy and Public Policy Course entitled "Proven Treaty, Political Challenge: The CTBT and Multistakeholder Security" covers the fundamentals of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and its verification regime. The course comprises an interactive online e-learning component as well as a weeklong seminar style course which took place from 15 - 19 July 2013 at the CTBTO in Vienna, Austria, consisting of high-level panel discussions on the diplomatic and policy aspects of the Treaty.
This iTunes U course presents the online modules that were made available to course participants six weeks prior to the live segment in Vienna. In addition, a simulation exercise took place which challenged participants to put into practice the ideas and concepts discussed throughout the course. The exercise simulated the deliberations of the CTBTO Executive Council over whether to launch on on-site inspection to investigate a fictional suspicious event. The background materials of the simulation as well as the recordings of the proceedings may be found in the Course Lectures collection .