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With Great Power: Modifying US Arms Sales to Reduce Civilian Harm

January 10, 2018 | 1:00 PM

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With its outsized influence on the trade and use of arms worldwide, the U.S. government has the ability, the opportunity, and the responsibility to shape the arms trade to reduce harm to civilians. The US government has in place many controls designed to ensure the integrity of the arms sales process and to reduce the risk of unintended consequences. Although well-intended, these safeguards may be subject to misapplication or overly broad interpretation, enabling the transfer of weapons systems without corresponding risk mitigation measures.

In the new report, With Great Power: Modifying US Arms Sales to Reduce Civilian Harm, a joint project from the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and the Stimson Center, authors Dan Mahanty and Rachel Stohl evaluate gaps and opportunities to mitigate the risk of harm for civilians in places where the US sells conventional weapons.

 

WHAT:  An on-the-record discussion on the gaps and opportunities to mitigate the risk of consequences for civilians in places where the U.S sells conventional weapons.

WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036

WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Featuring: 

Larry Lewis, Former Advisor, U.S. State Department

Dan Mahanty, Director, U.S. Program, Center for Civilians in Conflict

Rachel Stohl, Senior Associate and Director, Conventional Defense Program, Stimson Center

 

 

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