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Conference Agenda: Generation Prague 2013


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 U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)


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 Zeenat Rahman, Special Adviser for Global Youth to Secretary Kerry


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



10:00   Registration


10:30   Welcome            


10:35   International Views on the Prague Agenda  (Press Coverage -TBD)

  • Andriy Nikitov, Political Counselor, Ukrainian Embassy
  • Jaroslav Zajicek, Deputy Chief of Mission, Czech Embassy
  • Josefina Martinez Gramuglia, Counselor - Political Affairs, Argentina Embassy


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


11:35   Sessions A and B  (Closed Press Coverage)


A.        Counterproliferation

  • Richard Cupitt, Department of State


B.        Ratifying Treaties 101

  • Edward 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  (Chatham House)


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


2:00     Sessions C and D  (Closed Press Coverage)


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

  • Robert Nelson, Department of State


3:00       Break


3:15       Sessions E and F  (Closed Press Coverage)


E.           Technology and the Prague Agenda

  • Christoph Ebell, Embassy of Switzerland
  • Graham Lampa, Department of State


F.            Nuclear Energy Issues

  • Charles Ferguson, Federation for American Scientists
  • Edward McGinnis, Department of Energy

4:15       Remarks on Communicating the Prague Agenda (Chatham House)



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




To attend, please RSVP to 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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