Nuclear Policy Talks

A project of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, the Nuclear Policy Talks (NPT) is a conversation about the dangers posed by nuclear weapons and appropriate responses for the 21st Century. Several NPT events have been conducted in partnership with GW's Security Policy Forum, Homeland Security Policy Institute, and School of Media and Public Affairs, as well as external partners including the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and Global Zero.

» Subscribe to the NPT email list – Email:  


Leadership in International Affairs: Lessons Learned with Robert Gallucci

March 31, 2014
Sponsored by Elliott School of International Affairs Leadership Lessons Learned Forum

video icon Watch the video
Read the news release

  • Robert L. Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Former Deputy Executive Chairman, UN Special Commission
  • Michael E. Brown, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW (moderator)

Dr. Gallucci discussed his experiences with UNSCOM and the disarmament of Iraq in 1991 and how the lessons learned from that experience can be applied to current events and crises.

Challenges facing the Department of Energy: Stockpile Stewardship and Nuclear Modernization

March 24, 2014
Sponsored by the Nuclear Policy Talks and the Center for International Science and Technology Policy

  • Parney Albright, Director (2009-2013), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Parney Albright discussed the stockpile stewardship and nuclear policy challenges facing the U.S. Energy Department. Dr. Albright served as Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from 2009 - 2013. As director, he was responsible for the management of the Laboratory and also served as President of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. Dr. Albright has extensive experience in executive leadership; policy direction; strategic planning; Congressional and Executive branch interactions; financial and personnel management of large mission-focused science and technology organizations; and research, development, testing, and evaluation of national security technologies and systems. He has a broad and deep understanding of U.S. and international civilian and military requirements, functions, and processes in the national security arena.

INMM Northeast Chapter Brown Bag Luncheon Meeting

March 13, 2014

This panel discussion on Nuclear Material Attractiveness included participants from NRC, DOE, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

Current physical protection requirements at domestic civilian facilities are based solely on the quantity and isotopics of special nuclear material (SNM). The requirements are not truly risk-informed, as they do not take into account the chemical and physical form or the level of dilution, factors that impact the attractiveness of SNM to an adversary. The US, UK and France committed to have workshops and other interactions on the development of graded security programs, taking into account material attractiveness, at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit in 2012. This panel discussion is a part of fulfilling that commitment.

Banville Forum: A Preview of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

February 20, 2014
Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs Banville Forum
video icon Watch the video

  • Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Author, Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Michael E. Brown, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW (moderator)

Solving Today's Nuclear Nightmares

February 3, 2014

  • Joe Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund

Countdown to the Nuclear Security Summit 2014

January 30, 2014

  • Peter Mollema, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Joan Rohlfing, President and COO, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Recommendations for a Final Deal with Iran

January 29, 2014

  • David Albright, President, Institute for Science and International Security

– 2013 –

Flawed Logics: Strategic Nuclear Arms Control from Truman to Obama

November 20, 2013

  • James Lebovic, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Department of Political Science, GW

Nuclear Weapons Issues in the 21st Century

November 2-3, 2013
» Agenda and presentations

U.S. Nuclear Energy Policy/Interagency Efforts

October 30, 2013

  • Joyce Connery, Director, Nuclear Energy Policy, Office of International Economics, National Security Council

The Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Middle East

October 28, 2013

  • Ambassador Sameh Aboul-Enein, Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt for Disarmament, International Security and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Miscalculated Ambiguity? Assessing the Strategic Implications of Conventional Prompt Global Strike

October 17, 2013

  • James Acton, Senior Associate, Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Technology, Policy, and National Security

September 10, 2013
co-sponsored with Sandia National Labs and the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies

  • Paul Hommert, Director of Sandia National Laboratories and President of Sandia Corporation
  • Douglas B. Shaw, Associate Dean for Planning, Research, and External Relations,Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

Generation Prague: Building a Strategy For Peace

July 16–17, 2013
co-sponsored with the U.S. Department of State
Generation Prague website
Confernece Agenda

Challenges and Opportunities for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

June 18, 2013

  • Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation U.S. Department of State

The Role of Science Engagement in Reducing WMD Threats

May 15, 2013

  • Andrew C. Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Cathleen Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer, CRDF Global
  • Phillip Starling, Director, Science Engagement Program, CRDF Global
  • Linda Staheli, Senior Staff Associate for Congressional and Governmental Relations, CRDF Global
  • Philip Dolliff, Director, ISN/CTR Office, U.S. Department of State

Why the United States Should Err on the Side of Too Many (Not Too Few) Nuclear Weapons

April 29, 2013

  • Matt Kroenig, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University

Reducing the Risk From Radioactive and Nuclear Materials

April 2–3, 2013
» Download the agenda (.pdf)

co-sponsored with the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technical Division of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM)

Technical Evaluation of Deployment Options for Away-from-Reactor Consolidated Interim Spent Fuel Storage Installations

March 26, 2013

  • Sacit M. Cetiner, Advanced Reactor Systems & Safety Group Reactor & Nuclear Systems Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Globalizing Reagan's INF Treaty: Easier Done Than Said?

March 19, 2013

  • David A. Cooper, Professor and Chair of the National Security Affairs Department, US Naval War College
  • Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

What to do about Nuclear 'Outliers' Iran and North Korea?

February 6, 2013

  • Robert Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director of International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Revitalizing the National Security Labs: Beyond the Nuclear Deterrent

January 29, 2013

  • Elizabeth Turpen, Former Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

First Chernobyl, Now Fukushima: Differences and Similarities of Impacts to Wildlife

January 16, 2013

  • Timothy A. Mousseau, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina

– 2012 –

Nuclear Chemistry During the Cold War

December 12, 2012

  • Jacques Read, Former Physical Scientist, U.S. Department of Energy

History of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation

December 5, 2012

  • Alex Wellerstein, Associate Historian, Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics

A Day in the Life of a Nuclear Watchdog

December 3, 2012

  • Shirley Johnson, Former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Inspector

Chemistry of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament

December 3, 2012

  • Shirley Johnson, Former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Inspector

Sanctions and Nonproliferation

November 30, 2012

  • Etel Solingen, Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Irvine

Challenges to Creating a Middle East WMD-Free Zone

November 29, 2012
featuring presentations by Nonproliferation Review authors:

  • Douglas B. Shaw, Associate Dean for Planning, Research, and External Relations, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
    "Middle East Nonproliferation: Toward a Zone of Inclusion"
  • Emily B. Landau, Senior Research Associate, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University
    "The ACRS Experience and Its Relevance to the WMD Free-Zone Conference"

The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

November 27, 2012
video icon Watch the video

  • Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States

Forum on Nuclear Regimes: Future Outlook

November 5, 2012
Virginia Tech Research Center, Arlington, VA

50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

October 24, 2012
video icon Watch the video

  • Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, HarvardGraham Allison

Energy Multiplier Module (EM^2) — Advancing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle through Technology Innovations

October 17, 2012

  • Robert Schleicher, Senior Physicist, General Atomics

Antineutrinos and Reactor Monitoring

October 10, 2012

  • Bill McDonough, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Geology, University of Maryland

Shared Responsibility for Nuclear Disarmament and Nuclear Nonproliferation

October 8, 2012
video icon Watch the video
» Download the presentation P D F icon

  • Scott Sagan, Ph.D., Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science; FSI and CISAC Senior Fellow Stanford University

Three Pillars for Peace and Security: Implementing the NPT

June 27, 2012
U.S. Department of State,
East Auditorium,
George Marshall Conference Center

This event highlights the work of the P5 in fulfilling their commitments under all three pillars of the NPT, and provides a venue for discussing how all states can, through their efforts across the three pillars, help to create the conditions for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
» Download the agenda P D F file icon

2012 Winners of Doreen and Jim McElvany Nonproliferation Challenge

June 21, 2012
video icon Watch the video

  • John Krige, Kranzberg Professor, School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lyndon Burford, Ph.D. candidate in political studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Joseph Rotblat & Pugwash

June 5, 2012

  • Andrew Brown, a radiation oncologist, had unprecedented access to Rotblat's private papers. Brown will talk about Rotblat's boyhood in Warsaw during the trauma of World War I and rising anti-Semitism afterwards; his narrow escape to England in 1939 and role in the early British atomic project; his early defection from the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos; and his lifelong devotion to the furtherance of peace.
    Dr. Brown's book, Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: The Life and Work of Joseph Rotblat (Oxford Univ. Pr. 2012) will be available for purchase at the event.

  • John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will talk about his personal relationship with Rotblat and participation in the Pugwash Conferences beginning in the early 1970s. Upon Rotblat's death, Holdren remarked: "We have lost a towering figure in the struggle for world peace. Joseph Rotblat was one of a kind: brilliant, eloquent, tireless, demanding, impatient, completely committed to the pursuit of a saner, safer world for all its inhabitants."

  • Matthew Evangelista, the President White Professor of History and Political Science at Cornell University, will examine the unheralded influence of the Pugwash Conferences on the course of the Cold War, helping to prevent a nuclear showdown and nudge the USSR and US governments towards a more peaceful coexistence.
  • Steven Miller, co-chair of the U.S. Pugwash Committee and a member of the Council of International Pugwash, will discuss the role of the Pugwash Conferences today and the future of nuclear disarmament.

Shadow NATO Summit III
Commitments, Capabilities, and Connectivity: Implementing NATO's New Strategic Concept

A Two Day Civil Society Shadow Conference Ahead of NATO's Chicago Summit
May 14 – 15, 2012

Co-sponsored with: The British American Security Information Council, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, NATO Watch, and Strategy International.

» Download draft agenda P D F file icon

Taking the King's Shilling: Adventures of a Physicist in National Security

May 2, 2012

  • Peter Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus, King's College, London; Former Chief Scientist, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; and Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Ambassador Tom Graham on Unending Crisis

April 30, 2012

  • Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr., Former Special Representative of the President for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament

Revolution in Nuclear Detection Affairs

April 25, 2012
video icon Watch the video
» Download the presentation icon: powerpoint file

  • Warren Stern, Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office , U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Importance of the National Laboratories

April 19, 2012
video icon Watch the video

  • J. Stephen Rottler, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Science & Technology at Sandia National Laboratories

The Nuclear Domino Myth: Why Proliferation Rarely Begets Proliferation

April 10, 2012

  • Philipp Bleek, Assistant Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies; Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Teaching the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: What do Policymakers, Practitioners, and the Public Need to Know?

April 6, 2012

Morning Keynote and Introduction
video icon Watch the video

  • Peter B. Lyons, Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy, The Department of Energy

Proliferation Risk and Fuel Cycle Choices
video icon Watch the video

  • Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS
  • Joe Pilat, Program Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Seth Grae, President and CEO of Lightbridge Corporation

Luncheon Keynote
video icon Watch the video

  • Olli Heinonen, Former Deputy Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency

Reprocessing and Global Security
video icon Watch the video

  • Dick Garwin, IBM Fellow Emeritus
  • Allison Macfarlane, George Mason University
  • Dorothy Davidson, AREVA

video icon Watch the video

  • Michael Rosenthal, Department of Homeland Security
  • Norman Wulf, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • Linda Gallini, Department of State

Reflections: International Nuclear Order and Disorder

April 2, 2012

  • William Walker, Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews

Facilitating Nuclear Disarmament: Verified Declarations of Fissile Material Stocks and Production

March 20, 2012
video icon Watch the video

  • Alexander Glaser, Assistant Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs; Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

Aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident

March 16, 2012

This panel discussion addresses the policies the nuclear safety agencies have adopted after the accident to keep the public safe and the effect of the accident on future construction of nuclear reactors. The panel is composed of international regulators, who present the initiatives taken by their agencies in the wake of the accident.
video icon Watch the video

Visualizing Nuclear Energy

March 7, 2012

  • Michael Svoboda, Assistant Professor of Writing, GW; Contributor, Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
    Download the presentation P D F file icon
  • Laura Hermann, Senior Vice President, Potomac Communications Group

Kazakhstan and Global Nuclear Politics

February 23, 2012

  • Togzhan Kassenova, Associate and Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Rethinking Nuclear Weapons

February 17, 2012

  • Ward Wilson, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

From Moscow to Washington to Seoul: Locking Down Nuclear Material

February 13, 2012
video icon Watch the video

  • Laura Holgate, Senior Director, Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council

The Next Step for Arms Control: A Nuclear Control Regime

February 6, 2012
video icon Watch the video

  • Jan Lodal, former U.S. Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; Immediate Past President, Atlantic Council of the United States

Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction

January 26, 2012

Panel I: Past and ongoing contributions of the Global Partnership to international security and WMD nonproliferation and threat reduction
video icon Watch the video

  • Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, U.S. Department of State
  • Monte Mallin, Director of Strategic Planning, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Anita Nergard, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Bruno Dupre, Team Leader for CBRN Threat Reduction Programs, European Union

Panel II: The increased importance of coordination with and among international organizations in promoting WMD nonproliferation and threat reduction
video icon Watch the video

  • Douglas B. Shaw, Associate Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW
  • Ludy Suryantoro, Advisor to the Assistant Director-General, Health, Security, and Environment Cluster, World Health Organization
  • Khammar Mrabit, Director, Office of Nuclear Security, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Krzysztof Paturej, Director, Office of Special Projects, Technical Secretariat, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • Anthony Thomas, CBRNE Programme Manager, INTERPOL

The Future of Nuclear Energy

January 25, 2012
video icon Watch the video

  • Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists; Author, Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know

– 2011 –

China's Underground Great Wall Challenge for Arms Control

December 7, 2011
video icon Watch the video

  • Phillip A. Karber, Adjunct Professor, Government Department, Georgetown University

International Panel on Fissile Materials: Managing Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors: Experience and Lessons from Around the World

November 22, 2011
video icon Watch the video

  • Frank von Hippel, Co-Director, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University
  • Johan Swahn, Director, Swedish NGO Office, Nuclear Waste Review

Project Azorian Risk vs. Gain: the CIA Attempted Recovery of a Soviet Ballistic Missile Submarine

November 14, 2011
video icon Watch the video

  • Captain Murray R. Snyder, USN, PhD, PE Permanent Military Professor, Mechanical Engineering United States Naval Academy

What to do with America's Nuclear Waste?

October 13, 2011
video icon Watch the video

  • Allison Macfarlane, Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future; Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

Taking Stock of Iran's Nuclear Program: What Does it Mean, and What are the Implications?

October 7, 2011
video icon Watch the video

  • David Albright, Founder and President, Institute for Science and International Security

Tracking North Korea's Ballistic Missiles Sales: Implications for the Missile Technology Control Regime

September 13, 2011

  • Joshua Pollack, Senior Policy Analyst, Science Applications International Corporation
  • Dennis Gormley, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Videos of this event:
» Watch Joshua Pollack
» Watch Dennis Gormley
» Watch the Q&A Session

Standards & Regulations for the Geologic Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste

April 15, 2011

  • Rodney C. Ewing, Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan; Visiting Professor, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University

Global Zero Kickoff

April 8, 2011

  • Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State
  • Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State; Chief Negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
  • Bruce Blair, President, World Security Institute

The Last Time We Were at Zero

April 4, 2011
video icon Watch the video

  • George Quester, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs, GW

Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: International Law and Policy Challenges

April 1, 2011

  • Emma Belcher, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

The Oracles of Proliferation

March 30, 2011

  • Benoît Pelopidas, Postdoctoral Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
  • Robert S. Norris, Marshall Shulman Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
  • Leonard S. Spector, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Spent Fuel Reprocessing

March 28, 2011

  • Thomas Shea, Nuclear Consultant

A Strategy of Nuclear Disarmament: Envisioning a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

March 24, 2011

  • Anne Harrington de Santana, Nuclear Security Fellow, Stanford University

Interested in Learning about Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safeguards this Summer?

February 16, 2011

  • Barclay Ward, Consultant to the Department of State and Brookhaven National Laboratory, Consultant to the Department of State and Brookhaven National Laboratory

Peace and Security Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations

February 11, 2011

  • Katherine Magraw, Director, Peace and Security Funders Group
  • Carah Ong, Consultant, Peace and Security Funders Group; third-year Ph.D. student studying American government and foreign affairs, University of Virginia

Iran's Nuclear Capability: Moving Beyond Breakout

February 9, 2011

  • Ivan Oelrich, Former Senior Fellow, Federation of American Scientists
  • Ivanka Barzashka, Visiting Scholar, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia

Addressing Iran's Nuclear Program at the IAEA

February 1, 2011

  • Ambassador Glyn Davies, Permanent Representative of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Office in Vienna

Partner, Mediator, Spoiler, or All Three? Examining Turkey's Role in U.S. Nonproliferation Priorities

January 26, 2011

  • Jessica C. Varnum, NTI Project Manager and Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
  • Leon Fuerth, Research Professor of International Affairs, GW
  • Stephen Larrabee, Distinguished Chair in European Security, RAND Corporation

– 2010 –

Nuclear Dimensions to Triangular Relations: Issues over the Horizon

November 15, 2010
video icon Watch the video

  • Bradley H. Roberts, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy
  • Robert H. Legvold, Marshall Shulman Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
  • Li Bin, Professor, Tsinghua University; Director, Arms Control Program, Institute for International Studies

U.S. Policy Toward Iran and the Gulf

November 10, 2010

  • Andrew Parasiliti, Executive Director, IISS

Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

October 21, 2010

  • Christopher Bright, Author, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

Eyes in the Sky, Eisenhower, the CIA and Cold War Aerial Espionage

October 20, 2010

  • Dino Brugioni, Former Senior Official, CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center

Pakistan and India Under the Nuclear Shadow

October 13, 2010

  • Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy, Professor of Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

Predicting Proliferation: Can Quantitative Models Provide Warning?

October 7, 2010

  • Man-Sung Yim, Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University

Commencement Address

May 13, 2010

  • Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy

May 11, 2010
Sponsor: James Martin Center

  • David Hoffman, author

Countdown to Zero: Pre-Screening

April 29, 2010

  • Bruce Blair, Global Zero
  • Matt Brown, Global Zero
  • Nina Seavey, Documentary Center

Iran, the Bomb, and What I Learned from Four Dinners with Ahmedinejad

April 26, 2010
video icon Watch the video

  • Jim Walsh, MIT

Pax Atomica? Omniviolence, Arms Control, and Limited Government

April 22, 2010

  • Daniel Deudney, Johns Hopkins

Strengthening the Regime

April 19, 2010

  • Deepti Choubey, Carnegie Endowment

Nuclear Energy to 2030 and Implications for Global Governance

April 13, 2010
video icon Watch the video

  • Trevor Findlay, Carleton University

The New START: Provisions & Prospects

April 7, 2010
Sponsor: James Martin Center

  • Nikolai Sokov, James Martin Center
  • Miles Pomper, James Martin Center
  • Larry Scheinman, James Martin Center

South Korea's Interest in Pyroprocessing

April 6, 2010
Sponsor: James Martin Center

  • Yongsoo Hwang, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
  • Frank Von Hippel, Princeton
  • Larry Scheinman, James Martin Center

The Contribution of Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones (NWFZs) to the Global Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament Regime

April 23-24, 2010
Sponsor: US Institute of Peace (USIP)
» Download the report P D F file icon

Keynote: NWFZs: Affirmative Action by Non-Nuclear Weapon States
video icon Watch the video

  • Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala, USIP


Panel I: Creating NWFZs
video icon Watch the video

  • Nabil Fahmy, American University, Cairo
  • Ambassador Norachit S. of Thailand
  • Togzhan Kassenova, U of Georgia
  • Zia Mian, Princeton University

Panel II: Energy Development in NWFZs
video icon Watch the video

  • Leonor Tomero, Center for Arms Control
  • Ambassador Hasan Kleib, Indonesia
  • Julio Bravo, Chilean Embassy
  • Peter Hayes, Nautilus Institute

Luncheon Address
video icon Watch the video

  • Sergio Duarte, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Panel III: Coordinating NWFZs for Global Disarmament
video icon Watch the video

  • Ambassador Enrique Roman-Morey
  • Ambassador Jim McLay of New Zealand
  • Ambassador Leslie Gumbi, South Africa
  • Dilyor Khakimov, Uzbek Embassy

Panel IV: A Nuclear Weapon-Free Hemisphere and World
video icon Watch the video

  • Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala, USIP
  • Ambassador Willy Gaa, Philippines
  • Ambassador Mabel Gomez Oliver, Mexico
  • Jeffrey Lewis, New America Foundation


Splitting Atoms: Energy Security and Nuclear Power Development

March 4, 2010

  • Matthew Fuhrman, University of South Carolina

Institute for Global and International Studies Seminars Nuclear Superiority or the Balance of Resolve?

January 28, 2010

  • Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown

Press Inquiries

Jason Shevrin
Media Relations
The George Washington University
Phone: 202-994-5631