The Center hosted our annual conference September 19 with both in-person and virtual attendees.
The theme was the future of arms control, and our expert speakers discussed critical topics including involving China in arms control negotiations, the changing role of arms control, using technological advancements in treaty verification and more.
We were thrilled to have keynote addresses by both longtime nuclear arms control champion Sen. Ed Markey and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi.
We were also delighted to host two expert panels featuring speakers from both inside and outside government.
- Panel 1: Adjusting to a World Where Russia Is Not Following New START, featuring Amb. Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary General of NATO; Dr. Togzhan Kassenova, Center board member, author, and Senior Fellow, Center for Policy Research at SUNY-Albany; and Center Senior Policy Director John Erath; moderated by Julian Borger, World Affairs Editor at The Guardian
- Panel 2: Arms Control Relevance, featuring Alexandra Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance at the U.S. Department of State; Ankit Panda, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Dr. Mahsa Rouhi, Research Fellow at National Defense University; moderated by David Sanger, White House and National Security Correspondent for The New York Times
Watch the full video below!