VERTIC, NTI and AAAS Event in Washington, DC


The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s next DC Nuclear Security luncheon will be a special expanded three hour, two-panel discussion on both the technical and policy needs for the verification of future nuclear arms reduction. This event is a joint effort of AAAS and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and will also serve as the Washington DC release of two new publications.

NTI will release the new book Cultivating Confidence: Verification, Monitoring, And Enforcement for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons which supports the work of the Nuclear Security Project—led by former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn—in defining major mileposts on the path to disarmament buy addressing gaps in conceptual frameworks and technical details. Addressing verification, Cultivating Confidence contributes to a blueprint of actions that future government leaders will need to guide policy making, diplomacy and technical development to reduce nuclear dangers.

VERTIC’s report –  ‘Verifying Warhead Dismantlement: Past, Present, Future’ surveys the current state of knowledge on disarmament verification. The report builds on VERTIC’s three-year involvement in the UK-Norway Initiative on the verified dismantlement of nuclear weapons as an independent observer. In addition to analysis of the UK Norway initiative, the report provides a historical overview of unclassified research into disarmament verification extending from the 60s till now. The report draws out commonalities and difference in previous efforts to address disarmament verification and also explores how the current state of knowledge can be advanced.

When: 22 October 201, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST.
Where: AAAS World Headquarters, 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC, Abelson/Haskins Conference Room, 2nd Floor

Please RSVP to Benn Tannenbaum at btannenb [at] aaas.org

Note: The presentations will be on the record, but some of the question and answer sessions may be off the record.

A full agenda will follow shortly.

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