2017 Nuclear Deterrence Summit Announces Confirmed Speakers, Session Descriptions

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The upcoming Nuclear Deterrence Summit focuses on the theme, Transition to a new U.S. Leadership, and will explore how the incoming Trump administration will impact modernization efforts, defense spending, and more.

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“This summit comes at a critical time for nuclear executives as policy makers prepare for these changes, and industry decision makers prepare to react, and the ExchangeMonitor team is pleased to be able host this forum

The Nuclear Deterrence Summit, presented by ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums, Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor, and Defense Daily, has announced its agenda along with several confirmed speakers joining the 2017 program taking place February 28-March 2, 2017 at the Capital Hilton.

The Nuclear Deterrence Summit, now in its ninth year, will offer decision makers and industry influencers from both the public and private sectors the opportunity to discuss the impact that President-elect Donald Trump will have on the global and domestic nuclear industry. With the upcoming transition to new U.S. leadership and the growing debate over how to balance national defense needs with global disarmament efforts, all eyes remain on policy makers, industry officials, and stakeholders throughout the U.S. nuclear enterprise. The Summit will once again bring these leaders together for the most timely discussions on the United States’ role in arms control and nonproliferation, potential changes to U.S. nuclear posture under a new president, and the dynamic nature of this country’s relationship with international allies and adversaries.

Over the course of three days, more than 350 NNSA representatives, industry executives, government officials, site and lab managers nationwide, and more will listen in on and participate in discussions during panel sessions, point-counterpoint debates, keynote presentations, and roundtables including:

  • Reevaluating U.S. Tactical Nuclear Weapons Deployed in NATO Countries
  • Beyond U.S. – Russian Arms Control
  • The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century
  • U.S.-Russia Debate: Continuing the Conversation
  • Future of MOX
  • 3+2 Warhead Modernization Strategy and Refurbishment Update
  • NNSA Labs and National Security Challenges
  • Nuclear Terrorism, Nuclear Smuggling and Reducing Nuclear Dangers
  • Alternatives to the Current Nuclear Modernization Efforts
  • Extended Regional Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense
  • Cybersecurity Challenges
  • NNSA Budget and Procurement Update
  • And more!

The full agenda, complete with session descriptions, is available online at http://www.deterrencesummit.com.

“The ExchangeMonitor team is excited to facilitate a lively exchange of ideas with the overall theme discussing how the incoming Trump administration will impact the nuclear industry, including increasing funding, adding to the existing nuclear research and development, managing the stockpile, our international relationships and beyond,” said Nancy Berlin, Program Manager, ExchangeMonitor Forums. “This summit comes at a critical time for nuclear executives as policy makers prepare for these changes, and industry decision makers prepare to react, and the ExchangeMonitor team is pleased to be able to host a forum that brings together these decision makers, influencers, and more for the forward-facing discussions about the impact of a new administration."

The 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Summit has also announced confirmation of more than a dozen speakers from both government agencies and industry-leading organizations. Confirmed speakers include:

  • James Acton, Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment
  • Barry Blechman, Co-Founder, Stimson Center
  • Robert Degrasse, Vice President and Manager of Government Affairs, Bechtel
  • David Del Vecchio, President and Project Manager, CB&I AREVA MOX Services, LLC
  • Michaela Dodge, Senior Policy Analyst, Defense and Strategic Policy, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Todd Harrison, Director, Defense Budget Analysis and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • John Harvey, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Peter Huessy, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, Air Force Association
  • Hans Kristensen, Director, Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists
  • James N. Miller, President, Adaptive Strategies, LLC
  • Keith B. Payne, CEO and President, National Institute for Public Policy
  • Alissa Tabirian, Reporter, Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor
  • David C. Trimble, Director, Natural Resources and Environment Group, United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Frank N. von Hippel, Professor and Co-Director of Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University

Visit http://www.exchangemonitor.com/nuclear-deterrence-summit-2017-speakers/ for more confirmed speakers, updated weekly.

Registration is open for the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, and the deadline to save $100 on registration is Friday, December 9, 2016. To register, visit http://www.deterrencesummit.com. The Nuclear Deterrence Summit will take place February 28-March 2, 2017 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the program, visit http://www.deterrencesummit.com.

About ExchangeMonitor, a division of Access Intelligence, LLC
ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums, founded by the late Edward Helminski, was acquired by Access Intelligence, LLC in March 2015. ExchangeMonitor publishes professional newsletters and creates, manages and sponsors forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate an exchange of views and information among government officials, private industry executives, non-governmental organizations and other entities on critical national and international programs and policies.

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