Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fifth Annual Transatlantic Security Symposium



On March 29, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS), the Center for Global Studies, and the European Union Center sponsored the Fifth Annual Transatlantic Security Symposium, an Eleventh Annual EU Day-related event.

Transatlantic Approaches in Addressing WMD Challenges

View the panel discussion below or by clicking here.


Moderator: Ed Kolodziej, Interim Director, ACDIS
  • Robert Reardon
    Adjunct Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation.
    Author of Can We Stop an Iranian Bomb? (forthcoming May 2012), an analysis of US policy options on the Iranian nuclear issue.
  • Dr. Clifford E. Singer
    Professor of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois, and is currently co-director of the College of Engineering Initiative on Energy and Sustainability Engineering. Singer has worked extensively on issues related to the cessation of production of nuclear materials for nuclear explosives programs, including related matters dealing with outer space and the future of nuclear explosives stockpiles. 
  • Bharath Gopalaswamy
    Associate Director, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS).
    Prior to joining ACDIS, Dr. Gopalaswamy was a researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Instituteís (SIPRI)Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. 

Emerging Issues in Global Security

View the keynote address by Ambassador Tibor TóthExecutive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization below or by clicking here.

As CTBTO Executive Secretary, Tibor Tóth manages a staff of 300 and an annual budget of USD 120 million. Ambassador Tóth has an aggregated 40 years of leadership experience in nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.

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