CNS Director Bill Potter just returned from a month of travel. Here are some of his achievements:
- Co-chaired a high-level U.S.-Russian Track 1.5 Meeting in Glion, Switzerland on March 10-12, 2014. The meeting focused on the potential for future U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control negotiations. CNS experts Jon Wolfsthal and Nikolai Sokov also participated in the workshop.
- With CNS Senior Research Associate Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova, was a featured speaker at a seminar on Monitoring Commitments in Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation organized by the Geneva Center for Security Policy on March 13, 2014.
- Chaired a two day NPT Diplomatic Workshop in Annecy, France on March 14-15, 2014. CNS staff members Elena Sokova, Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova, Amanda Moodie, and Edith Bursac also participated.
- Gave a presentation on “the NPT Balance Sheet” at a nonproliferation short course hosted by the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation on March 17. CNS experts Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova, Nikolai Sokov, and Elena Sokova also made presentations. Dr. Potter also moderated a panel discussion in Vienna on the same day on “Towards the Third NPT Preparatory Meeting.” Other speakers included the 2014 NPT PrepCom Chair designate Enrique RomanMorey.
- Participated in the Nuclear Security Knowledge Summit in Amsterdam on March 20-22, 2014. CNS experts Elena Sokova and Miles Pomper also participated in the event.
- Gave a paper on “Tackling the Challenge of Nuclear Terrorism” at the International Conference on Nuclear Weapons-Free World: From Conception to Reality” in New Delhi, India on April 2-3, 2014. The keynote address at the conference was provided by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.