Tuesday, May 3, 2022
11:00 am to 12:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time
Prior to and during Russia’s war against Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has threatened the possible use of nuclear weapons should other states “interfere” in Russian military operations. Such threats of the use of force are the cornerstone of nuclear deterrence but, especially where states hold the option to use nuclear weapons first in a conflict, open the door to escalation and the actual use of nuclear weapons.
How can the international community meet the urgent challenges from the threat of use of nuclear weapons?
Our panelists included:
- Amb. Alexander Kmentt (Director of Disarmament, Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; President-designate for the first Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW)
- Zia Mian (co-director, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University)
- John Burroughs (Senior Analyst, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy)
- Alicia Sanders-Zakre (Policy and Research Coordinator at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons)
- Daryl Kimball (Executive Director, Arms Control Association)
- Ariana N. Smith (Executive Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy) - moderator
Sponsored by the Arms Control Association, the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, and the Princeton University Program on Science and Global Security