Disarmament is a critical field of present international relations, and analysis of independent experts may allow civilian society to maintain an informed control on it. For their educations, since 1966 the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (Isodarco) has organized international interdisciplinary residential courses on the questions related to arms control. Some 3000 young scientists took part at least in one of the 70 events organized. With its continuing activity, Isodarco contributed to the creation of an international epistemic community in the field of disarmament and arms control.
Keywords: Disarmament; arms control; higher education; epistemic communities; conflict resolution; social responsibility of scientists.