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THE THIRD

BOMB

AND HOW WE PREVENT IT

ABOUT

No one believes there should ever be a nuclear war. 

Deactivating all nuclear-powered arms is the surest route to no use.

We are delighted to invite you to join Track Two: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy and Esalen Institute for the Track Two Nuclear Arms Threat Conference, March 16, 17, and 18, 2021, at 9:30 AM PDT. The Conference will be held on Zoom and each day's session will last 90 minutes. A brief description of the Conference follows.

 

The urgency of nuclear threats are palpable and perhaps more urgent than in the past. These threats have been overshadowed by the pandemic and by the critical threat posed by Climate Change. And yet vulnerabilities of cyber systems, erratic leaders and growing investment in the business of nuclear arms offer new dimension to the threats.  Can nongovernmental and citizen diplomacy be deployed to help advance threat reduction and how might we support the best and/or new approaches in 2021?

 

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE

MARCH 16

9:30 - 11:00am PDT

We will dive into the current state of affairs with Professor William Potter in conversation with former governor of California Jerry Brown, Academician Alexey Arbatov, and Professor Siegfried Hecker (bios below). A panel of experts from the Track Two network will lead a Q&A session: Jonathan Alter, Antonina Bouis, Lizbeth Hasse, Sarah Kutchesfahani, Evelyn Messinger, Tamar Miller, and Kim Spencer.

DAY TWO

MARCH 17

9:30 - 11:00am PDT

We have invited a group of experts representing the North Pacific Rim, the Middle East and Europe to share recent developments in these regions and identify the areas of greatest risk. Adlan Margoev, Hanna Notte, Elena Chernenko, and Rose Tenyotkin will begin the discussion. Along with other experts, they will be joined by Dave Morin, Marian Goodell and Cassandra Vieten to explore avenues for non-governmental diplomacy to address the most pressing areas of threat. Bringing non-nuclear expertise is vital to thinking creatively about solutions.

DAY THREE

MARCH 18

9:30 - 11:00am PDT

We are planning an ideation session around solutions in those areas of opportunity unearthed on Day Two, lead by Dave Morin. This session will evolve from the prior days' discussions.

 

SPEAKERS & EXPERTS

DAY ONE

WILLIAM POTTER

DIRECTOR, JAMES MARTIN CENTER FOR  NONPROLIFERATION STUDIES

Potter was trained as a Soviet specialist and wrote...

DULCE MURPHY

CHAIR & COFOUNDER , TRACK TWO

Dulce Murphy is a social enterprise leader and expert in Russian-American relations...

WELCOME & MODERATOR

DAY TWO

SIEGFRIED S. HECKER

SENIOR FELLOW EMERITUS, CISAC

Siegfried S. Hecker is senior fellow emeritus at the Center for International...

ELENA CHERNENKO

INTERNATIONAL EDITOR, KOMMERSANT

Elena Chernenko is a specail correspondent at the Kommersant...

ROSE TENYOTKIN

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH ANALYST, CNA

Rose Tenyotkin is an Associate Research Analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses in the China...

VIRGINIA THOMSON

BOARD MEMBER, TRACK TWO

Virginia Thomson is a social entrepreneur and consultant. As a consultant she has extensive....

JERRY BROWN

FORMER GOVERNOR, CALIFORNIA

Edmund G. Brown Jr. was born in San Francisco on April 7, 1938. He graduated...

MICHAEL MURPHY

CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, ESALEN INSTITUTE

Michael Murphy is the co‑founder and Chairman Emeritus of Esalen Institute and the author of...

ALEXEY ARBATOV

HEAD, CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AT THE PRIMAKOV INSTITUTE

Alexey Arbatov is the head of the Center for International Security...

ADLAN MARGOEV

ANALYST, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT MGIMO UNIVERSITY

Adlan Margoev is a Russian expert on Iran and nuclear nonproliferation, analyst...

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HANNA NOTTE

SR. NON-RESIDENT SCHOLAR, JAMES MARTIN CENTER FOR NONPROLIFERATION STUDIES

Dr. Hanna Notte is a senior non-resident scholar with CNS, focusing on arms...

DAY THREE

DAVE MORIN

ENTREPRENEUR, INVESTOR, & PHILANTHROPIST

Dave is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is Co-Founder...

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MARIAN GOODELL

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER & CEO, THE BURNING MAN PROJECT

As the organization’s first CEO, serving in that role since 2013, Marian oversees...

CASSANDRA VIETEN

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & MIND-BODY MEDICINE RESEARCHER

Cassandra Vieten, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, mind-body medicine...