2019 ACA ANNUAL MEETING - New Risks and New Arms Control Solutions: North Korea, Disruptive Technologies, and the New Arms Race

Arms Control Association

Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

April 15, 2019, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The 2019 Arms Control Association Annual Meetingwill bring together members and colleagues in the field, journalists, U.S. and international officials, and prominent experts and policymakers to discuss today’s most critical arms control challenges. 

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9:00 a.m. Welcome

Thomas Countryman, Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association

9:15 a.m. Morning Panel I: “INF, New START, and the Crisis in U.S.-Russian Arms Control"

  • Ambassador Richard Burt, Former U.S. Diplomat and Negotiator on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and U.S. Chair, Global Zero
  • Thomas Countryman, Former Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association 
  • Joan Rohlfing, Chief Operating Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative

10:30 a.m. Morning Panel II" “Breaking Barriers to Gender Inclusivity in the Nuclear Policy Field”

  • Heather Hurlburt, Director of the New Models of Policy Change, New America
  • Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), Member of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors

11:40 a.m. Buffet Luncheon

12:10 p.m. Keynote Addres: “Arms Control, Diplomacy, and U.S. Security”

Admiral Michael Mullen, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2007-2011)

1:15 p.m Afternoon Panel I: “The Challenges of New Weapons Technologies and Strategic Stability"

  • Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Arms Division
  • Erin Dumbacher, Program Officer for the Scientific and Technical Affair Program, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
  • Amy Woolf, Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy, Congressional Research Service

2:15 p.m. Afternoon Panel II: “Next Steps Toward Denuclearization and Peace on the Korean Peninsula”

  • Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Frank Aum, Senior Expert on North Korea, United States Institute of Peace

3:10 p.m. Closing

Thomas Countryman, Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association

4:00 p.m. Reception for Meeting Attendees

Special Guest: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland)

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