Last week, CNS director Bill Potter  chaired a Diplomatic Workshop on the Open-Ended Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament in Geneva on August 17, 2013.  Ms. Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova—CNS Senior Research Associate also participated in the workshop, which was held at the Geneva Center for Policy Studies.  The workshop was supported by the Hewlett Foundation and the Swiss Foreign Ministry.

He also participated as a speaker on a panel addressing Disarmament Education at the Open-Ended Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva on August 22.  On the same date, he spoke at a side-event on Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education at the United Nations organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

He participated as a delegate to the negotiations of the Open-Ended Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament, Geneva, (August 19-23), and took part in the Framework Forum Roundtable on the UN Open-Ended Working Group in Geneva co-sponsored by the Middle Powers Initiative, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, on August 24.