The WMD Center Spotlight Seminar Series is a monthly forum hosted by the National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The series features senior-level speakers from across the Countering WMD community to discuss topical WMD and national security issues.
The WMD Center Symposium is an annual conference for the countering WMD community. This classified symposium is typically held in the spring and focuses on relevant CWMD equities within the interagency.
The WMD Center also holds a variety of workshops to foster deeper understanding of WMD issues and provide support to our sponsors. These events are by invitation only and focus on policy development and upcoming research projects..
On 8 October, 2020, CSWMD hosted a virtual session featuring Nina Jankowicz. She shared lessons learned from her work on the impacts of disinformation and what is at stake if we do not act.
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On 10 September, 2020, CSWMD hosted a virtual panel featuring research from a two-year study examining the implications of emerging situational awareness technologies for managing crises between nuclear-armed adversaries.
Please join us for three keynotes on July 7, 2020 as part of the Center for the Study of WMD's virtual Annual Symposium.
Please join us for a keynote on 17 September, 2020 as part of the Center for the Study of WMD's virtual Annual Symposium.
On 28 May, 2020, CSWMD hosted a virtual panel on bioterrorism, biosurveillance, and infectious disease.
On 9 April 2020, CSWMD hosted a virtual panel discussion on the increasing ability of major powers to destroy moving targets using advanced technology like AI, cyber, drones, cloud computing, data analytics, and hypersonic missiles.
On 14 May 2020, CSWMD hosted a virtual panel discussion on the logic of China's "strategic substitution" approach to coercive leverage and China's space, cyber, and conventional missile strategic force postures.
Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction’s annual symposium, “WMD 2020: Great Power Competition and Technology Challenges," will take place on 17-18 June 2020 in a webinar format. Join us on 7 July 2020 for 3 keynote sessions.
On September 12 2019, Lawrence Rubin, Adam Stulberg, and Dima Adamsky will unpack and examine how different states in different regions view strategic stability.
At the July Spotlight Seminar, Dr. Heather Williams will give a talk on the dynamics of crisis stability in the social media age.
Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction’s annual symposium, Countering WMD at 25: A Changing World took place on 19-20 June 2019 at NDU, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
CSWMD hosted a policy discussion of the 2019 Missile Defense Review on 21 February.
On November 29, 2018, the National Defense University hosted the first day of the 3-day 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization Nuclear Policy Symposium. The theme of the conference is "NATO Nuclear Deterrence: Next Steps in the Adaptation Process." Learn more and view pictures from the event here.
On November 8, 2018, CSWMD's Program for Emerging Leaders hosted a Leadership Dinner featuring the Honorable Guy B. Roberts, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs.
The 2018 Symposium focused on the evolving role of WMD within the geopolitical strategies, defense policies, and military plans of potential U.S. adversaries.
The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University hosted a CWMD Education Community Consortium (ECC) workshop on 6 June 2018.
Date: February 15, 2018
Date: February 16, 2018
Emerging technologies are transforming life, industry, and the global economy in positive ways, but
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Date: June 6-10, 2016
The Summer Immersion for the Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) will be held at NDU, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC. This event is by invitation only.
On 11-12 May, 2016 the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) held its annual
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Despite the successful destruction of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile in 2014, the continued use of toxic chemicals as weapons of war in Syria and Iraq underscores the threat of persistent small-scale chemical warfare still facing the international community.
The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction will be holding a WMD Education Conference.
On March 24th, 2016 the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) held a spotlight
On February 4th, 2016 the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) hosted a
On January 19-20, The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) conducted a
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM –2:00 PM
You are cordially invited to the National Defense University (NDU) Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction’s Spotlight Seminar at NDU’s Lincoln Hall, Room 1105.
On 8 October 2015, National Defense University hosted a deterrence seminar featuring ADM Cecil Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, as keynote presenter.