Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace, 1779 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Keynote: Ambassador Susan F. Burk
Commentators: Deepti Choubey and Daryl G. Kimball
In May 2010, nearly 190 nations will meet in New York to assess the implementation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and to chart a path forward for progress on its three pillars: nonproliferation, disarmament and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. This Review Conference, held every five years, is critical to ensuring the Treaty survives the onslaught of current challenges and will require leadership from key states, particularly the United States.
The U.S. Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Ambassador Susan Burk, will present and discuss American goals. Following her remarks, Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program Deputy Director Deepti Choubey will describe what is at stake and Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association (ACA), will identify the critical issues and possible solutions for government officials, experts and the media to watch for at the Rev. Con.
Copies of the Arms Control Association's forthcoming report "Major Proposals to Strengthen the NPT: A Resource Guide for the 2010 Review Conference," by Cole Harvey and the ACA Research Staff will be available. Arms Control Today's in-depth interview with Susan Burk and additional analysis and commentary on the 2010 NPT Review Conference is available online from <http://www.armscontrol.org/act/current>
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Ambassador Susan F. Burk
Susan F. Burk is the Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation. She is responsible for working with other States to strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the international nonproliferation regime. Ambassador Burk plays a lead role in preparing for the NPT Review Conference, and through international diplomacy promoting the United States’ goal of renewing and reinvigorating the NPT and the global regime. Previously, Ms. Burk served as the first Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security in the State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Prior to that assignment, Ms. Burk served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation where she led the Bureau’s efforts to support the Proliferation Security Initiative, and served as chief U.S. negotiator for the Statement of Interdiction Principles. She joined the Bureau of Nonproliferation in June 2002 as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Controls. A career civil servant, Ms. Burk joined the Department of State in April 1999 as the Director of the Office of Regional Affairs.
Deepti Choubey is the deputy director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Her research interests include the calculations of non–nuclear-weapon states, U.S. nonproliferation and disarmament policies, and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. She has provided commentary for CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, BBC, and CBS Radio, and has written for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and U.S. News and World Report, among others. Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in 2006, Choubey was director of the Peace and Security Initiative (PSI) for the Ploughshares Fund.
Daryl G. Kimball
Daryl Kimball became the Executive Director of the Arms Control Association in September 2001. ACA, formed in 1971, is a leading source of information and analysis for the news media and policy-makers on arms control and non-proliferation matters. Kimball is also the chief editorial advisor and a contributor to ACA's magazine, Arms Control Today, widely considered to be the journal of record in the field.