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Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade

May 22, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Stimson Center | 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW | Washington, DC | 20036


The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government. Join us as we look into the effects of the global arms trade on human and national security, and discuss how the U.S. can better assess risk when transferring arms. 

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) will kick-off the conference with a short speech and answer questions at noon.

The conference will conclude with a discussion with Guy Lawson, author of the award-winning book Arms and the Dudes, which was made into the feature film War Dogs and one of the dudes himself, David Packouz.

Speakers confirmed for panels earlier in the day include:

  • Radhya Almutawakel, Chairperson of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights (Yemen)
  • John Ismay, Conflict Reporter, New York Times; former U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer
  • Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Daniel Mahanty, Director, U.S. Program, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC); former Director, Office of Security and Human Rights in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. State Department 

Additional agenda and panelist information forthcoming.