Countering WMD amidst Global Tensions
On September 16, 2016, PASCC will host its semi-annual workshop at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC to present PASCC-sponsored research on strategic stability among major powers as well as on emerging technologies in sensitive regions with implications for WMD proliferation. At this half-day event, PASCC grantees will brief their findings from ongoing and recently completed research projects and international workshops, followed by a Q&A.
Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Conference Room
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks (8:30-8:45)
James Clay Moltz, Professor and Director of PASCC, Naval Postgraduate School
Hunter Lutinski, Director, J2/5/8R, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
James Smith, Director, INSS and Incoming Director, PASCC, U.S. Air Force Academy
Panel 1: Strategic Stability Among the Major Powers (8:45-10:15)
Chair: James Acton, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Rebecca Hersman, Center for Strategic and International Studies
European Track II Nuclear Dialogue
Elbridge Colby, Center for a New American Security
Managing Escalation and Limiting War with Nuclear Powers
Larry Brandt, Stanford University
Structuring Cooperative Nuclear Risk Reduction Initiatives with China
Benjamin Rusek, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
U.S.-China Biosafety Dialogue
Panel 2: Mitigating WMD Concerns: Emerging Technologies and Sensitive Regions (10:45-12:00)
Chair: Tristan Volpe, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Gigi Gronvall, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Improving Security Through International Biosafety Norms
Jeannie Johnson, Utah State University
Scoping Future Nuclear Proliferation Risks: Leveraging Emerging Trends in Socio-Cultural Modeling and Analysis
Wyn Bowen and Matthew Moran, King's College London
Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Future
Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Baltic States and Poland Track II Deterrence and Strategic Stability Dialogue
Closing Remarks (12:00-12:10)
Michael Malley, Executive Director of PASCC, Naval Postgraduate School
The Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) supports research activities that benefit the public through analysis and engagement to reduce and counter the threats posed by WMD/WME. PASCC seeks to:
- Cultivate national and international research community partnerships across domains
- Bring scientific, technical, and social science faculty/experts together
- Look ahead to help understand and anticipate WMD/WME capabilities and threats
We encourage you to take a look at our Research in Progress (RIP) summaries for our new and ongoing projects. These RIP sheets describe the strategic relevance and proposed approach to each project, and are published when a project receives funding; they do not include project findings or conclusions.
If you would like to be added to our contact list regarding the BAA and other PASCC announcements, or have questions about PASCC, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PASCC is sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Joint Directorate of Strategy, Plans and Resources.