Beyond the Headlines: Redefining Responsibility in the Arms Trade

January 14, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Stimson Center

In the wake of continued U.S. arms provision to Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and impeachment investigations of security assistance initially withheld for Ukraine, the arms trade has been at the center of the news in recent months.Often missing, however, is a deeper discussion of what responsibility in the arms trade looks like. Join us on January 14, 2020 for the second annual Forum on the Arms Trade conference to examine these issues and identify opportunities to make the global arms trade more responsible and accountable in the years to come.

Keynote Address: Rep. Ted Lieu (California)

Featured Speakers:

Jeff Abramson, Senior Fellow, Arms Control Association

Brittany Benowitz, Chief Counsel, American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights

Colby Goodman, Senior Consultant, Transparency International Defense and Security

Adam Isacson, Director for Defense Oversight, Washington Office on Latin America

Kate Kizer, Policy Director, Win Without War

Dan Mahanty, Director, US Program, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)

Andrew Miller, Deputy Director for Policy, Project on Middle East Democracy

Diana Ohlbaum, Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

Dina Smeltz,Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center

This event is co-sponsored by the Arms Control Association, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Security Assistance Monitor at the Center for International Policy, Win Without War, and the Stimson Center.