The 2017 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will take place on March 20 and 21, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. It will bring together over 800 experts and officials from more than forty-five countries and international organizations.
The conference takes place on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty’s conclusion. Most observers credit the treaty with playing a pivotal role in stemming the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Today, however, its continued efficacy is in doubt as disagreements grow over the implementation of each of its three main “pillars”—nonproliferation, disarmament, and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The time seems ripe, therefore, for an assessment of the treaty and its prospects. To this end, a number of panels at the conference will focus on debates surrounding treaty’s core articles, as well as on questions of how to manage its nonmembers and sole former member. Other panels will consider the future of global nuclear order, as well as emerging trends in deterrence, disarmament, nonproliferation, nuclear security, and nuclear energy.
Registration is now open! Please register here. Check back for further information about sessions, exhibit space, advertising opportunities and more over the coming year. In the meantime, information about previous iterations of the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference can be found here and here.
The Thérèse Delpech Memorial Award recognizes exceptional creativity, integrity, humanity, and amity—four qualities embodied by Thérèse Delpech, a long-time strategic adviser to the French Atomic Energy Commission, an author, and a distinguished public intellectual.
Through this new young professionals track, Carnegie hopes to facilitate opportunities for attendees who are graduate students or have less than five years of professional experience to network with peers and senior experts in the field, and to enrich their conference experience through smaller and more targeted events. If this is of interest to you, be sure to check the box for “Young Professionals Track” when registering for the conference!