AGENDA

Event 1

Assessing the Policy Implications of Nuclear and Missile Technology
Young Professionals Track Roundtable

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Registration Begins

1:00 to 1:10 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Tristan Volpe, Toby Dalton, and Rebecca Hersman

Nuclear Arsenals: Understanding the Technical Foundations
1:10 to 2:10 p.m.
Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Weapons Technology
George Anzelon, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2:10 to 3:10 p.m.
Ballistic Missile Technology
Geoffrey Ethan Forden, Sandia National Laboratory
3:10 to 3:30 p.m.
Break

Breakout Policy Discussions
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Group A: Inhibiting the Spread of Sensitive Nuclear Technology
Moderated by Tristan Volpe
Group B: Responding to Regional Development of Missile Technology
Moderated by Heather Williams
Group C: Modernizing the U.S. Nuclear Enterprise and Strategic Deterrent
Moderated by Rebecca Hersman

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Reception

Event 2

Mentoring Lunch

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Monday, March 20th, 2017
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Those of you who registered for the mentoring session will receive table assignment cards in you name badge when you register for the conference. Each table will be seated with eight young professionals and two experts from the field. The discussion will be informal and up to the discretion of those seated at the table. 

Event 3

Communicating Science to Policy Makers and the Interested Public

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Drawing on more than seventy years of experience, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a workshop on “Communicating Science to Policy Makers and the Interested Public.”  Supported in part by the MacArthur Foundation, this daylong workshop is the fifth of six workshops that the Bulletin has hosted across the United States. It is geared toward helping emerging scientists and security leaders make their research findings accessible to those who need it most.

This workshop seeks to encourage participants to engage policy makers and the general public. It offers tips and insights into writing for a public audience, using social media, and other media platforms to advance ideas central to today’s most consequential debates. It is designed to encourage participants to develop and try out new communication skills, and connect their research findings to those outside their field of expertise. Pre-registration is required as seats are limited. The morning will be devoted to plenary sessions, and the afternoon is organized around one-on-one coaching sessions with Bulletin editors and invited guests.  This workshop is put together in partnership by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Please note that due to overwhelming interest, we have closed registration for the Young Professionals Track. However, we are happy to include you on the waiting list and will provide final confirmation of your participation by March 10. If this is of interest to you, be sure to check the box for “Young Professionals Track” when registering for the conference!