Dr. Ronald Sturm (AC Alumnus), Head of the Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Unit of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria, kindly offered to come to UWC RCN for the second year in a row to address the World Today Forum on nuclear disarmament and the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Ronald brought with him two copies of the new United Nations publication “action for disarmament: 10 things you can do” (to be found here ) and donated them to the College library for reference and use by Global Politics students and others. He has also invited the College to send a student to be a representative at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons – we are also looking into live streaming the conference in the auditorium on 8th-9th December.

Ronald, until recently, was a member of the Board at UWC Mostar and has put a great deal of time and energy into contributing to the success of our sister college – and he is also an active member of the Austrian National Committee. As part of his diplomatic portfolio, he will be moving at some point to North Africa in 2015 – and we wish him all the best for this new position.