"I want to thank the Arms Control Association … for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war."
– Senator Joe Biden
January 28, 2004
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9:00 a.m.


Thomas Countryman,
Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association

9:15 a.m.

Morning Panel I

“Uncertain Future of INF and New START: A Crisis in U.S. and Russian Arms Control"

Amb. Richard Burt, Former U.S. Diplomat and Negotiator on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)

Thomas Countryman, Former Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association 

Joan Rohlfing, Chief Operating Officer, Nuclear Threat Reduction Initiative (invited)

10:30 a.m.

Morning Panel II

“Gender Equity and Nuclear Security”

Heather Hurlburt, Director of the New Models of Policy Change, New America

Bonnie Jenkins, Founder of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), Member of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors

11:40 a.m.

Buffet Luncheon


12:10 p.m.

Keynote Address

“U.S.-Russian Arms Control and U.S. Security”
Admiral Mike Mullen 
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2001-2007)

1:15 p.m

Afternoon Panel I

“The Challenges of New Weapons Technologies and Strategic Stability"

Bonnie Doherty, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Arms Division

Erin Dumbacher, Program Officer for the Scientific and Technical Affair Program, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Amy Woolf, Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy, Congressional Research Service

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Panel II

“Next Steps Toward Denuclearization and Peace on the Korean Peninsula”

Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Frank Aum, Senior Expert on North Korea, United States Institute of Peace

3:10 p.m.


Thomas Countryman,
Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association

4:00 p.m.


Special Guest: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland)