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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
June 2, 2022
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to Speak at Arms Control Association Annual Meeting on June 2
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For Immediate Release: May 8, 2023

Media Contacts: Daryl G. Kimball, executive director, 202-463-8270 ext 107; Tony Fleming, director for communications, 202-463-8270 ext 110.

(Washington, D.C.)--White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will deliver the address at the Arms Control Association's Annual Meeting, “Reducing Nuclear Threats in a Time of Peril,” on June 2, 2023 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Sullivan will detail the President’s vision  for heading off nuclear weapons competition, advancing nuclear arms control and nonproliferation measures, and reducing the risk of nuclear use. His remarks will come shortly after the Summit of G-7 Leaders on May 19-21 in Hiroshima, Japan, the target of the first atomic bombing.

The nonpartisan Arms Control Association promotes effective arms control policies and supports international efforts to reduce and eliminate the threat posed by the world’s most dangerous weapons. The organization has been at the forefront of efforts to promote nuclear arms control and disarmament for over 50 years.

"We are honored to have National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan deliver keynote remarks on the Biden administration’s vision for reducing nuclear weapons dangers at this pivotal time," said Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association. 

As President Biden wrote in his message to ACA at last year’s annual meeting,“Today—perhaps more than any other time since the Cold War—we must work to reduce the risk of an arms race or nuclear escalation. In this time of intense geopolitical tension, arms control and nonproliferation diplomacy continues to be an essential part of safeguarding … global security."

The June 2 event, which will run from 9am to 4pm, will also feature expert panel discussions on reinforcing the taboo against threats of nuclear use, preventing a three-way arms race,  the Iranian nuclear crisis, and the risks of artificial intelligence involvement in nuclear command and control. Our other keynote speaker is Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, one of the key architects of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Registration for the event is open to the public through the Arms Control Association's website

Members of the press may request complimentary registration

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