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Spotlight Seminar

The WMD 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.

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Annual Symposium

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.

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Invitational Workshops

The 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..


Events

April Spotlight Seminar: DoS Role in Implementing the Biodefense Strategy

At the April Spotlight Seminar, Assistant Secretary of State Chris Ford will deliver a talk on biosecurity.

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REGISTER NOW - 2019 Annual Symposium Countering WMD at 25: A Changing World

Registration is now open for the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction’s annual symposium, Countering WMD at 25: A Changing World on 19-20 June 2019 at NDU, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

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March Spotlight Seminar: Next Generation Tools for Chem/Bio Forensics

Dr. David Wunschel presented examples of current research in the fields of chemical and biological forensics.

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2019 Missile Defense Review Policy Seminar

Please join us for a policy discussion of the 2019 Missile Defense Review on 21 February.

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NATO Nuclear Policy Symposium 2018

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.

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PEL Leadership Dinner

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.

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November Spotlight Seminar: Honey I Shrunk the Lab

At CSWMD’s November Spotlight Seminar, Dr. Phillip Bleek and Mr. Cyrus Jabbari led a discussion on the implications of microfluidics for the CWMD community.

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E&C Workshop: The Dynamics of Technology Push and Market Pull

The E&C Workshop: "The Dynamics of Technology Push and Market Pull: Exploring Links between the Adoption of Emerging Technologies and WMD" took place on 31 October 2018.

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October Spotlight: Social Media and the Concept of Escalation

At CSWMD's October Spotlight Seminar, Professor Lawrence Freedman presented his latest research on the influence of social media on crisis escalation.

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2018 Annual Symposium: "Weapons of Mass Destruction: Weapons of Intimidation, Coercion, and War"

The 2018 Symposium focused on the evolving role of WMD within the geopolitical strategies, defense policies, and military plans of potential U.S. adversaries.

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WMD Education Consortium Workshop

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.

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JPEO Workshop: Emerging Biothreats

Date: March 22, 2018 Clearance: SECRET

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Peril and Promise: Emerging Technologies and WMD

Emerging technologies are transforming life, industry, and the global economy in positive ways, but

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Maintaining Strategic Stability in a Changing Security Environment

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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PEL Summer Immersion

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.

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Weapons of Mass Destruction: Challenges for the Next Administration

On 11-12 May, 2016 the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) held its annual

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Crisis in the Levant: The Problem of Continued Use of Chemical Weapons

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.

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WMD Education Conference

The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction will be holding a WMD Education Conference.

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Spotlight Seminar: Assessing the New Joint Concept for Preventing the Use and Transfer of WMD

On March 24th, 2016 the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) held a spotlight

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After the Iran Deal: The Future of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

On February 4th, 2016 the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) hosted a

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Countering Russia's Strategy for Regional Coercion and War

On January 19-20, The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) conducted a

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Biosecurity in Southeast Asia: Regional Perspectives and U.S. Policy

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.

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Deterrence Imperatives: Capabilities and Education

On 8 October 2015, National Defense University hosted a deterrence seminar featuring ADM Cecil Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, as keynote presenter.

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