2023 Annual Meeting: Reducing Nuclear Threats in a Time of Peril

Watch the webcast of the 2023 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting, recorded at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 2. The full program is available, along with individual speakers and panels below. 

*Subject to change

9:00 amWelcome: Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director
9:10 amKeynote Address: Jake Sullivan
National Security Advisor to President Biden
10:30 am

PANEL I: Preventing a Three-Way Nuclear Arms Race

  • Lynn Rusten, Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Jon Wolfsthal, Center for a New American Security and Global Zero
  • Tong Zhao, Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton
  • Thomas Countryman, Arms Control Association, moderator
12:00 pmKeynote Address: Ambassador Alexander Kmentt
Director of Disarmament, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation at the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and President of the First Meeting of the States-Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
1:00 pm

PANEL II: Reducing Nuclear Risks and Reinforcing the Taboos Against Nuclear Use and Threats

  • Rebecca Davis Gibbons, University of Southern Maine and co-chair of the Beyond Nuclear Deterrence Working Group at the Harvard Project on Managing the Atom
  • Morton H. Halperin, former senior official on arms control and defense matters in the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton administrations
  • Amy F. Woolf, Atlantic Council
  • Daryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Association, moderator
2:15 pm

PANEL III: The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: Is There a Diplomatic Plan B?

  • Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association
  • Ali Vaez, International Crisis Group
  • Dylan Williams, J Street
  • Barbara Slavin, Stimson Center, moderator
3:20 pm

PANEL IV: Risk and Regulation of AI in Nuclear Command and Control

  • Paul Dean, U.S. State Department
  • Chris Meserole, Brookings Institution
  • Helen Toner, Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technology
  • Shannon Bugos, Arms Control Association, moderator
4:20 pmClosing: Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director