The International Nuclear Security Forum Launch

Join us for the first International Nuclear Security Forum event! As a space for diverse international experts, we provide a foundation for international multi-stakeholder engagement in reducing nuclear security threats. Hosted by Forum Advisory Board Chair Laura Holgate, Ambassador (ret.), the event will feature Russian nuclear security expert, Dmitry Kovchegin, discussing how Russian nuclear security has evolved over the past decade.


Laura Holgate, Ambassador (ret.), Chair of the INSF Advisory Board and Vice President for Materials Risk Management at Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

As vice president for materials risk management at Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), Ambassador Laura S. H. Holgate is responsible for designing and executing NTI’s activities to prevent nuclear terrorism, such as reducing quantities and enhancing security of nuclear and radiological materials around the world, promoting cooperation between the United States and key partners on nuclear and radiological security, and strengthening the global nuclear security architecture. Holgate received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in politics from Princeton University and a Master of Science Degree in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dmitry Kovchegin, INSF Member, International Nuclear Security Consultant, and PIR Center Advisory Board Member

Dmitry Kovchegin is a graduate of the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute, program on Security, Accounting and Controls of Nuclear Materials and Nonproliferation. In 2004-2012, he supported implementation of multiple nuclear security cooperation programs between the United States, Russia, and other FSU countries as a consultant in the Moscow office of Booz Allen Hamilton and as an independent consultant since 2013. In addition to his main engagements Mr. Kovchegin contributed to multiple research projects covering the issue of nuclear security and served as an author or co-author on multiple publications on the topic. Mr. Kovchegin is a member of PIR Center Advisory Board, leading Russian NGO covering the issues of nuclear security and nonproliferation, since 2015.

Nickolas Roth, Director of INSF and Stimson Center’s Nuclear Security Program.

Nickolas Roth is the Director of the Stimson Center’s Nuclear Security Program and an associate at the Project on Managing the Atom. Prior to joining the Stimson Center, Roth was a senior research associate at the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International.

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