The third bomb

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We are delighted to invite you to join the Track2 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.

 

Premise: No one believes there should ever be a nuclear war; deactivating nuclear-powered arms entirely is the surest route to no use.

 

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?

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DAY one

march 16

We will dive into the current state of affairs with Professor William Potter in conversation with former governor of California Jerry Brown and Academician Alexei Arbatov. We will invite 6 people to be on the panel for a question and answer session.

 

We have invited a group of younger experts to help us determine what areas of opportunity for solutions may be ripe for citizen/nongovernmental diplomacy. Three non-proliferation experts, including International Editor of Russia's Kommersant, a liberal business-oriented brief sheet, Elena Chernenko, who will talk a little about the nature of the cyber threats associated with the arms race. Adlan Margoev is focused on Iran and Korea. Hanna Notte is an expert on Europe, India, and Pakistan. We are awaiting confirmation from a China specialist who has tracked China's nuclear development.  Joi Ito, Dave Morin, Marian Goodall, John Seely Brown and Cassandra Vieten and others will join the conversation. Bringing non-nuclear expertise is vital to thinking creatively about solutions.

DAY two

march 17

DAY three

march 18

We are planning an ideation session around solutions in those areas of opportunity unearthed on Day Two. This session will evolve from the discussion on Day Two.

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WILLIAM POTTER

Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation  Studies

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

WILLIAM POTTER

Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation  Studies

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

WILLIAM POTTER

Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation  Studies

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