Fifty Years after the Cuban Missle Crisis
Science in Support of Nuclear Arms Control and Security
CISTP and the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) convened experts on October 4, 2012 in a not-for-attribution setting to address two key areas to seed new research: the technical challenges and opportunities for treaty verification; and the lessons from cooperative nuclear security for verification and confidence-building.
AAAS-GA Tech Workshop Summary (Highlights of the main discussion points of the workshop)
Workshop Video (Running time: 75:30 minutes)
Fifty Years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, New Roles for S&T in Nuclear Arms Control (AAS news article by Edward W. Lempinen summarizing the event)
Public Panel Featured Speakers
Ambassador Tibor Tóth - Executive Secretary
Ambassador Tibor Tóth has been the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) since 2005. Ambassador Tóth has been actively involved in international disarmament and nonproliferation issues for over three decades.
Dr. E. William Colglazier - Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State
Dr. E. William Colglazier was appointed in July 2011 as the fourth Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State. The mission of the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary (STAS) is to provide scientific and technical expertise and advice in support of the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.
Session 1: "Technical Challenges and Opportunities for Treaty Verification", Discussants: Pierce Cordon, Kelsey Hartigan, Tibor Tóth
Session 2: "Verification & Confidence-Building: Lessons from Cooperative Nuclear Security", Discussants: Glenn Schweitzer, Micah Lowenthal, William Colglazier