Join over 800 experts and officials from more than forty-five countries and international organizations to debate—and explore solutions for—the most pressing challenges in nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, disarmament, deterrence, energy, and security.
Registration will open at 7:00am each morning and side sessions will begin no earlier than 7:30am. Conference programing will run, on Monday March 11, from approximately 9:00 am through approximately 6:00pm with a reception following and, on Tuesday March 12, from approximately 9:00 am through approximately 5:00pm with a reception following.
Please note that due to daylight savings time, the clocks will turn back 1 hour on Sunday, March 10.
The Future of U.S.-Russia Arms Control
- Anatoly AntonovRussian Ambassador to the United States
- James MillerAdaptive Strategies, LLC
- Olga OlikerInternational Crisis Group
Proliferation Prognostication: Predicting the Nuclear Future
- Laura HolgateNuclear Threat Initiative
- Togzhan KassenovaCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Yasuyoshi KomizoHiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
- Jeffrey LewisJames Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
- Manpreet SethiCentre for Air Power Studies
U.S.-Russian Strategic Relations: The Big Picture
- William J. BurnsCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Emily HaberGerman Ambassador to the United States
- Igor IvanovRussian International Affairs Council
- Sam NunnNuclear Threat Initiative
Could a Nuclear War Remain Limited?
- Elbridge ColbyCenter for New American Security
- Jessica CoxNATO International Staff
- Li BinCarnegie Endowment for Internaitonal Peace
- Polina SinovetsOdessa I.I. Mechnikov National University
Is Nuclear Deterrence Against Nonnuclear Threats Necessary and Proportionate?
- Matthew HarriesHouse of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee
- Austin LongJoint Staff J5
- Lu YinPLA National Defense University
- Harald MüllerPeace Research Institute Frankfurt
What are The Lessons and Implications of Implementing the JCPOA?
Command-and-Control Vulnerability: Are There Solutions to a Growing Problem?
- Lyu JinghuaCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Erin SimpsonNorthrop Grumman
- Heather WilliamsKing’s College London
Can a Rules-Based Nuclear Order be Enforced?
- James ActonCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Susanne BaumannGerman Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control
- Christopher FordAssistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State
- Elayne Whyte GómezPermanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in Geneva
The End of Proliferation?
- Sarah BidgoodJames Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
- Målfrid Braut-HegghammerUniversity of Oslo
- Matthew BunnHarvard Kennedy School
- Etel SolingenUniversity of California, Irvine
What Effects Will the Ban Treaty Have?
- Rebecca JohnsonAcronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy
- Steven MillerBelfer Center for Science and International Affairs
- George PerkovichCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Nicolas RocheDirector for strategic affairs, security, and disarmament, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- María Antonieta JáquezPolitical Coordinator at the Mission of Mexico to the United Nations
Powering the NPT: Does a Decline in Nuclear Power Affect the Grand Bargain?
- Joyce ConneryDefense Nuclear Facility Safety Board
- Rafael Mariano GrossiAmbassador of Argentina and Permanent Representative to International Organisations in Vienna
- Monica HerzPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
- Rumina VelshiPresident and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
- Djarot WisnubrotoNational Nuclear Energy Agency - BATAN
20 Years after Kargil: The Future of Strategic (In)Stability in Southern Asia
- Hannah HaegelandStimson Center
- Sameer LalwaniStimson Center
- Frank O'DonnellU.S. Naval War College
- Negeen PegahiU.S. Naval War College
- Diana WuegerUniversity of Chicago
More Eyes on More Data: Public Technical Means for Monitoring Nuclear Nonproliferation Agreements
- Chris BidwellFederation of American Scientists
- Catherine DillJames Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
- John Lauderformer Director of the Intelligence Community's Nonproliferation Center
- Valerie LincyWisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control
- Varun ViraC4ADS
When More Really is Better: Three (Role) Models in Search of Diversity
- Bonnie JenkinsWomen of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation
- Mareena Robinson SnowdenCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Renee SondermanDirector of the Office of WMD Terrorism at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
- Lovely UmayamStimson’s Managing Across Boundaries initiative
Nobody Saves the World Alone: The Importance of Talking about Nukes to the Public
- Tara DrozdenkoOutrider Foundation
- Laicie HeeleyInkstick Media
- Smriti KeshariFilmmaker and Creator of The Bomb
- Martin PfeifferUniversity of New Mexico
- Lovely UmayamBombshelltoe
Follow the Money: Using Financial Tools to Fight Proliferation Networks
- Jessica BartlettBarclays Hong Kong
- Emil DallRoyal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
- Elizabeth RosenbergCenter for a New American Security
- Justine WalkerDirector of Sanctions Policy, UK Finance
Women of Mass Destruction: Telling Our Story
We are excited to announce the return of our Young Professionals Track. At no additional cost, participants with less than five years of professional experience, including graduate students, are invited to attend:
- A half-day workshop on March 10, featuring a lecture on open-source intelligence, a careers panel, policy roundtables, and a networking reception
- A mentoring lunch at the conference
- A writing workshop on March 13
If you are a young professional and wish to participate in these activities, be sure to check the box for “Young Professionals Track” when registering for the conference! To receive updates about events for young professionals, click here