The Forum on the Arms Trade Conference
Beyond the Headlines: Redefining Responsibility in the Arms Trade
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 · 11:30am-5:30pm
Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
In the wake of continued U.S. arms provision to Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, in impeachment investigations of security assistance initially withheld for Ukraine, and in the withdrawal of support to the Kurds in Syria, the arms trade has been at the center of the news in recent months. Missing at times, however, has been a deeper discussion of what is responsible arms trade moving forward.
The second Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, “Beyond the Headlines: Redefining Responsibility in the Arms Trade,” is a half-day event taking place Tuesday, January 14 that will feature leading Congressional and civil society voices in conversation with audience participants. RSVP soon to examine in-depth why arms trade issues are in the spotlight and for insights into making that trade more responsible in 2020, and the decade ahead.
This event is co-sponsored by the Arms Control Association, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Security Assistance Monitor at the Center for International Policy, the Stimson Center, and Win Without War
(As of 1/07/2020)
|12:00-12:40pm||"The Need for Arms Trade Responsibility"
Keynote Address by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)
|12:45-2:00pm||Panel: Going Beyond the Headlines - Understanding The Longer Term Dynamics of Today’s News
|2:15-3:30pm||Panel: Redefining Responsibility in the Arms Trade
|3:30-4:45pm||Panel: Arms Trade in Popular Drama—Madam Secretary and the "Strategic Ambiguity"
|4:45-5:30pm||Closing Remarks and Reception|