Emerging Nuclear and CBW Challenges and Management Opportunities: A PASCC Workshop
On March 11, 2016, PASCC hosted its semi-annual workshop at the National Academy of Sciences Keck Center in Washington, DC to present PASCC-sponsored research on emerging nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons challenges and management opportunities. At this half-day event, experts briefed their findings from ongoing and recently completed research projects and international workshops, followed by a Q&A.
Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Location: The National Academy of Sciences Keck Center, 500 5th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Welcome and Introductory Remarks (8:30-8:45)
Hunter Lutinski, Director, J2/5/8R, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
James Clay Moltz, Professor and Director of PASCC, Naval Postgraduate School
Panel 1: Nuclear Weapons and Regional Stability Focus (8:45-10:15)
Chair: Micah Lowenthal, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security
Drawing Lessons from the Case of South Africa’s Disarmament for Today
Rita Guenther, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
U.S. – Russian Academies of Sciences Security Dialogue
Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Space, Cybersecurity, and Strategic Stability in the Asia-Pacific
Thomas Mahnken, Johns Hopkins University SAIS
U.S., Australian, and Japanese Perspectives on a Changing Security Environment
Panel 2: Biological and Chemical Weapons Focus (10:45-12:00)
Chair: Benjamin J. Rusek, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Katherine Bowman, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Assessing the Implications of Advances in Sciences and Technology for the Biological Weapons Convention
Anita Cicero, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
U.S. – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia Multilateral Dialogue in Biosecurity
Orde Kittrie, Arizona State University
Next Steps Towards a Middle East Free of Chemical Weapons
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.
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PASCC is sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Joint Directorate of Strategy, Plans and Resources.