On March 31, world leaders gathered in Washington, DC for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.
Join YPFP for a discussion with Lesley McNiesh of the Fissile Materials Working Group, Samantha Pitts-Kiefer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Michelle Cann of the Partnership for Global Security who attended the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit for a debrief of the summit and the implications for the future of the world's nuclear security.
The Nuclear Security Summit provides a forum for leaders to engage with each other and reinforce the commitment at the highest levels to securing nuclearmaterials.
The first Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington, DC in 2010, and was followed by additional Summits in Seoul in 2012 and The Hague in 2014. These Summits have achieved tangible improvements in the security of nuclearmaterials and stronger international institutions that support nuclear security.
This event is co-sponsored by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and the Fissile Materials Working Group.
About the Speakers
Lesley McNiesh is the Coordinating Director for the Fissile Materials Working Group. The Fissile Materials Working Group is a non-governmental coalition of 80 civil society organizations from around the world working to provide actionable policy solutions to keep the world safe from nuclear terrorism.
Samantha Pitts-Kiefer serves as Director of the Global Nuclear Policy Program at the Nuclear Threat Initiative. At NTI, she co-leads two major projects: the NTI Nuclear Security Index and the Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities. Her recent focus has also included cyber security at nuclear facilities.
Michelle Cann is the Director of Operations and Projects at the Partnership for Global Security. Her primary research involves analyzing the evolution of global nuclear security policies, new approaches to transnational security challenges, outcomes of the Nuclear Security Summit process, and U.S. international threat reduction programs.
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