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The Trump administration has an important opportunity to capitalize on the current energy and intellectual capital surrounding nuclear security issues. International attention on nuclear security is at an all-time high in the wake of the Nuclear Security Summit process. More recently, the IAEA’s conference on “Nuclear Security — Commitment and Actions,” held the first week of December, attracted over 2,000 participants and more than 50 state ministers. Still, many significant challenges remain in keeping the world’s most dangerous materials from falling into the wrong hands. What steps can the Trump administration realistically take to influence a more secure nuclear future? Please join the Stimson Center as we gather a panel of distinguished experts from government, industry, and civil society to discuss opportunities and challenges the next administration faces in efforts to reduce nuclear dangers.
WHAT: An on-the-record discussion on nuclear challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces to reduce nuclear dangers. Holiday refreshments will be served followed by a reception.
Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation for the National Nuclear Security Administration
Daniel S. Lipman, Vice President of Supplier and International Programs for the Nuclear Energy Institute and Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit
Edward McGinnis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Steering Group Chairman of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation
Samantha Pitts-Kiefer, Director of NTI’s Global Nuclear Policy Program
Debra K. Decker (moderator), Senior Advisor at Stimson’s Managing Across Boundaries initiative