Technology & Trade

Forum on the Arms Trade Annual Conference: Advancing More Responsible Arms Trade Policy

Join us for the 2021 Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference. This virtual event will feature leading voices from Congress and civil society to discuss how lawmakers and the Biden administration can reshape the role of the United States in the global arms trade and explore opportunities for developing a responsible U.S. arms transfer policy.

This event is co-sponsored by the Arms Control Association, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Security Assistance Monitor at the Center for International Policy, and the Stimson Center.


Panel 1 | 2:30 – 3:20pm | Advice for the Next Administration

  • Brittany Benowitz, Chief Counsel, American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights
  • Sarah Holewinksi, Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Rose Jackson, Director, Policy Initiative, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council
  • Moderated by Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center

Panel 2 | 3:20 – 4:00pm | Reporting on the Impact of the Arms Trade: Lessons for Policymakers

  • Radhya al-Mutawakel, Chairperson and Co-founder, Mwatana for Human Rights
  • Moderated by Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN)

Panel 3 | 4:00 – 5:00pm | What Congress Can Do to Make Human Rights A Priority in Arms Trade Decisions

  • Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
  • Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) 
  • Moderated by Dan Mahanty, Director, US Program, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)

Additional panelists to be confirmed.

Choose Your Subscription Topics
* indicates required
I'm interested in...
38 North: News and Analysis on North Korea
South Asian Voices