The third conference of the 2016-2017 Conference Series will be held on December 6-7, 2016 at CSIS.

The two-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts and keynote talks from senior experts in the nuclear field. Conference presentations and keynote speakers are off-the-record.

Agenda and Participants

Panel 1: Nuclear Challenges in South Asia

Science and Finance: How Nuclear Terrorism Could Grow in South Asia
Ji Yeon-jung, Stanton Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Frontiers of Technology in Warhead Verification – Prospects for Multilateral Disarmament
Henrietta Toivanen, Student, Claremont McKenna College

Detecting and Deterring Maritime Nuclear and Radiological Tracking in the Western Sphere of the Indian Ocean
Umer Khan, Visiting Research Subject Matter Expert, Sandia National Laboratories

Panel 2: The Path Forward for Nonproliferation

The Promise and Limitations of International Law: Nuclear Zero Lawsuits
Sarah Shirazyan, JSD Candidate, Stanford University

The Power of the NPT: International Norms and Nuclear Disarmament of Ukraine (1990-1994)
Mariana Budjeryn, Stanton Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs,John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Washington and the Test-Ban: Technical Opportunities for the Next Administration
Stephen Herzog, PhD Student, Yale University

Improving U.S. Radiological Security in the Evolving Security Environment
Meili Swanson, Sandia National Laboratories

Panel 3: Deterrence in a Changing Landscape

Taking the Archers for Granted: Emerging Threats to Nuclear Weapons Systems
Jesse Wasson (presenter), Senior Analyst, Systems Planning and Analysis; and Christopher Bluesteen (co-author), Senior Analyst, Systems Planning and Analysis

Deterrence Below the Weapons Threshold
Cristina Varriale, Research Analyst, Royal United Services Institute

Deterrence Strategies for the Second Nuclear Age
Joe Petrucelli, PhD Student, George Mason University