The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20: Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing

Panel Discussion

Speaker(s)

Lassina Zerbo, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
Rose Goettemoeller, U.S. Department of State
Siegfried S. Hecker, CISAC at Stanford University
Robert Rosner, University of Chicago; American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Arun Rath, National Public Radio and WGBH
Scott D. Sagan, CISAC at Stanford University

Date and Time

May 19, 2016 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Availability

RSVP

RSVP required by 5PM May 18.

Location

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305

- Please note special start time: 2:55 rather than 3:30 PM; please RSVP above - 

 

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20:
Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing

 

Twenty years after the signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and creation of its accompanying organization, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the CTBT remains extremely relevant in the context of nuclear proliferation, deterrence, testing, and more. Yet challenges also remain that impede the ratification of the treaty and its entry into force.

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the American Academy invites you to participate in a discussion on nuclear testing and the prospects of the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, in partnership with Stanford University’s CISAC Social Science Research Seminar.

Participants at Stanford will watch a livestream of a panel discussion held at the American Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA, featuring the speakers listed below, who will share new insights on the prospects for ratifying the CTBT and the challenges presented by nuclear testing. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to the panelists in Cambridge. Following the livestream, Professor Scott Sagan will moderate a discussion at Stanford.

Featuring

Lassina Zerbo 

Executive Secretary, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization 

Rose E. Gottemoeller

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State

Siegfried Hecker

Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Research Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Robert Rosner

William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago; Co-Chair, Global Nuclear Future Initiative, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Arun Rath

Correspondent, NPR and WGBH

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Scott Sagan

Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University; Project Chair, New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology and War; and Senior Advisor to the Global Nuclear Future Initiative, American Academy of Arts and Sciences