ACA Panel Discussion:
"The Future of Nuclear Arms Control"
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Two of ACA’s distinguished Board members and two leading experts provided an in-depth examination of today’s nuclear security challenges and practical recommendations for how U.S. policymakers can more effectively tackle them. The panelists were:
Steve Andreasen, Lecturer, Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House from February 1993 – January 2001. During the Bush Sr. and Reagan Administrations, Andreasen served in the State Department’s Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, dealing with a wide-range of defense policy, arms control, nuclear weapons and intelligence issues.
Matthew Bunn, Senior Research Associate at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. He was an adviser to the Office of Science and Technology Policy on the control and disposal of fissile materials in the U.S. and the former USSR.
Joseph Cirincione, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress. Prior to joining the center, Cirincione was director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Cirincione’s latest book is the forthcoming Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons.
Jack Mendelsohn, Adjunct professor at George Washington University and American University. A former ACA Deputy Director, he was also a member of the U.S. SALT II and START I delegations.
Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association (Moderator).
Rep. Howard Berman Addresses the Arms Control Association on
"Strengthening U.S. Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy"
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Congressman Howard Berman (D-Calif.), is a senior member of the House International Relations Committee. Berman addressed the subject of how the United States should tackle the multiple challenges now facing the global nuclear nonproliferation effort. "There are few House members who have made such an imprint on legislation in so many areas as Howard Berman," says The Almanac of American Politics. Berman was among the leading critics of the recently approved U.S.-India nuclear trade bill. Berman crafted alternative legislation that would have established tougher nonproliferation criteria for trade with states, including India, that do not allow nuclear safeguards on all their facilities. Elements of the Berman bill were incorporated in the final legislation. In 2005, Berman was also a cosponsor of bipartisan resolution (H. Con. 133) aimed at making the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty more effective.