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Generation Prague 2013: Building a Strategy of Peace

 

U.S. Department of State and

The George Washington University

July 16-17, 2013

 

 

July 16   Department of State – George C. Marshall Center Auditorium

 

(On The Record)

 

8:30        Registration 

 

9:00        Remarks by a State Department Official (TBD)

 

9:30        Session One: Implementing the Prague Agenda

  • Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation
  • Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs
  • Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration

Moderator: Bruce MacDonald, Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace

 

A discussion with Administration leadership about Prague Agenda priorities and goals.

 

10:45        Break

 

11:00        Session Two: Technology and the Prague Agenda            

  • Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

 Remarks on how new technologies are changing arms control and nonproliferation diplomacy. 

 

12:00         Keynote Address by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

 

12:45         Concluding Remarks by State Department Official (TBD)

 

July 17   The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E Street NW, Washington D.C.)

 

(Closed Press Coverage)

 

10:00   Registration

 

10:30   Welcome            

 

10:35   International Views on the Prague Agenda

  • Andriy Nikitov, Political Counselor, Ukrainian Embassy
  • Jaroslav Zajicek, Deputy Chief of Mission, Czech Embassy
  • Ambassador Mabel Gómez Oliver, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mexican Embassy (invited)

                                                                                 

International perspectives on the Prague Agenda and internal arms control and nonproliferation policy goals.

 

11:35   Sessions A and B

 

A.        Counterproliferation

  • Richard Cupitt, Department of State

 

B.        Ratifying Treaties 101

  • Ed Levine, former SFRC Senior Professional Staff Member
  • Andrew Semmel, Partnership for a Secure America

 

12:35                     Lunch   

 

1:15     Remarks on the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

 

  • Laura Holgate, NSC Senior Director
  • Rudolf Bekink, Dutch Ambassador to the United States (invited)

 

2:00     Sessions C and D

 

C.         Lawyers and Nuclear Policy

  • Sarah Prosser, Department of State
  • Jennifer Landsidle, Department of State
  • Mallory Stewart, Department of State

 

D.          The Limited Test Ban Treaty and Project Vela

  • Rob Nelson, Department of State
  • Dana Johnson, Department of State (invited)

 

3:15       Break

 

3:30       Sessions E and F

               

E.            Technology and the Prague Agenda

  • Christoph Ebell, Embassy of Switzerland (invited)
  • Graham Lampa, Department of State
  • Lovely Umayam, Monterey Institute for International Studies

 

F.            Nuclear Energy Issues

  • Charles Ferguson, Federation for American Scientists
  • TBD

 

4:15        Closing Remarks - “Communicating the Prague Agenda”

 

  • Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications (Invited)

 

5:00        Concluding Remarks by Douglas Shaw, Associate Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU

 

 

 

 

To attend, please RSVP to GenerationPrague@state.gov no later than Friday, July 12.

 

Please indicate if you require any special accommodations. Seating is limited.

 

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Full name, organization, title, date of birth
  • For U.S. citizens: U.S. drivers license number and state of issuance
  • For non-U.S. citizens: foreign passport number with country of issuance


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