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The 2017 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting
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Arms Control and Nonproliferation Restraints at Risk

Friday, June 2, 2017
9:00 am—3:00 pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Informal Reception in partnership with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy to follow at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Eighteenth Street Lounge*

Over the decades, arms control agreements have limited and reduced arsenals, curbed the spread of nuclear weapons, and halted testing by all but one state. But today, that disarmament process has stalled. Our 2017 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting hopes to address some of these issues.

We are honored to have as keynote speaker Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation at the U.S. National Security Council Dr. Christopher FordAlso invited is the new United Nations Undersecretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu (invited).

Program and Speakers (Timing is subject to change.)

 

Welcome

Daryl G. Kimball
Executive Director, Arms Control Association

 

Panel 1

The NPT and the Ban Treaty Talks: A Status Report

Thomas Countryman, former Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; former Assisting Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation
Ambassador Jan Kickert, Austrian Ambassador to the United Nations

 

Panel 2

Curbing the North Korean Nuclear and Missile Threat 

Michael Elleman, Senior Fellow for Missile Defence, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Suzanne DiMaggio, Director, the U.S.-Iran Initiative; Senior Fellow, New America

 

(Luncheon Buffet)

 

Luncheon Keynote

Christopher Ford
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation, United States National Security Council

 

Panel 3

Reducing Nuclear and Security Risks with Russia 

Ulrich Kühn, Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Fellow, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH)
Anya Loukianova, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, RAND Corporation

Afternoon Keynote

Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu (invited)
United Nations Undersecretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs at the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs

 

Closing

Daryl G. Kimball
Executive Director, Arms Control Association

Due to unexpected circumstances, Ambassador Tony de Brum is no longer able to join us at the 2017 annual meeting.



*We're excited to partner this year with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy as co-host of our post-event reception, working with them to foster the next generation of global nonproliferation leaders. The reception will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Eighteenth Street Lounge (1212 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036) and is open to the public; however, all only attendees who attended the annual meeting will receive one complimentary drink ticket for the reception.


If you are a member of the Arms Control Association and unable to attend the annual meeting, you may still authorize the Board of Directors Vice Chairman Paul F. Walker to vote on your behalf to elect the proposed slate of Class II members of the Arms Control Association Board of the Directors here. (The Association’s by-laws require that one-tenth of all members be represented in person or by proxy to comprise a quorum for the transaction of business.)

If you have any questions about the meeting, your registration, table or event sponsorships, or complimentary registration for congressional staff and media, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 202-463-8270 ext. 105. 

Posted: June 2, 2017