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The Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) is hosting its second conference to present PASCC research. 

This half-day workshop will feature innovative research on emerging challenges related to chemical and biological weapons and new methods for managing these threats. Workshop speakers will present their findings from recent research projects and international workshops, as well as highlight newly funded work in this area. Audience questions and feedback are encouraged.

PASCC is sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and directed by the Center on Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School. This workshop is hosted in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the National Defense University.


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DATEFriday, May 3, 2013
TIME8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LOCATIONThe Marvin Center at George Washington University, Room 309
(800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052)



Welcome and Introductory Remarks

William O'Donnell, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

James Clay Moltz, Naval Postgraduate School

Panel 1: Understanding Threats

Chair: John Caves, National Defense University

Gary Ackerman, University of Maryland
Chemical and Biological Adversary Profiles

Julie Fischer, George Washington University
Biosecurity Risks Associated with Laboratory Infrastructure and International Health Regulations

Kathryn Hughes, National Academy of Sciences
The Movement of Dual-Use Chemical Manufacturing Equipment


Panel 2: Improving Security

Chair: Seth Carus, National Defense University

Katherine Bowman, National Academy of Sciences
S&T Advances and Impact on Verification and Protection Against Chemical Weapons

Kavita Berger, Association for the Advancement of American Scientists
International Biosecurity: Engagement between American and MENA Scientists

Frances Sharples, National Academy of Sciences
Countering Biological or Toxin Weapons with an International Roadmap for Microbial Forensics


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