Agenda

Critical questions regarding the future of the nuclear enterprise – fueled by rising global threats, questions about modernization, President Obama’s Prague legacy, and a looming nuclear posture review – will need to be addressed quickly by the next administration.

Introduction
John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

Panel 1 – The Prague Legacy: A Report Card

Opening Remarks:
Rose Gottemoeller Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Rebecca Hersman
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

William Tobey
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Joe Cirincione
President, Ploughshares Fund

Rebeccah Heinrichs
Fellow, Hudson Institute

Panel 2 – The Next Nuclear Posture Review

Moderator:
Clark Murdock
Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

Brad Roberts
Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Keith Payne
CEO and President, National Institute for Public Policy

Kath Hicks
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program, CSIS

Panel 3 – Nuclear Modernization: Is it needed and can we afford it?

Opening Remarks:
Robert Scher
Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities, the Department of Defense

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Chuck Lutes
Director of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, the National Defense University

Tom Karako
Senior Fellow, Missile Defense Program and International Security Program, CSIS

Kate Blakeley
Research Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

James Acton
Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Panel 4 – Deterrence and Assurance in a World of Rising Nuclear Dangers

Moderator:
Linton Brooks
Non-Resident Senior Adviser, CSIS

George Perkovich
Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Bob Einhorn
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Brookings Institution

Joel Wit
Visiting Scholar, US-Korea Institute, SAIS

Jeffrey Rathke
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Europe Program, CSIS