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Spotlight Seminar

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.

2021 Annual Symposium

2021 Annual Symposium

The National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) held its 2021 Annual WMD Symposium, WMD Policy and Strategy Under the Biden Administration, on 16-17 June.  

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Invitational Workshops

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..


Spotlight Seminar Series

Spotlight Webinar: Negotiating Next Steps on Arms Control with Putin’s Russia

Join us on CSWMD Spotlight Webinar discussion on Negotiating Next Steps on Arms Control with Putin’s Russia with Deputy Director, Center for Global Security Research (CGSR), Michael Albertson.

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Spotlight Webinar: The Future of WMD

Join us on May 20 for a CSWMD Spotlight Webinar discussion on the future of WMD with John Caves and Seth Carus.

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Spotlight Webinar: Nuclear Terrorism

On 29 April, CSWMD hosted a virtual Spotlight featuring Dallas Boyd (National Nuclear Security Agency Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation), Regina Galer (National Defense University), and Michael Kaiser (Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office).

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Spotlight Webinar: COVID-19 Insights for Nuclear and Radiological Preparedness

On 18 March, the NDU Center for the Study of WMD hosted a virtual Spotlight featuring Dr. Julie Bentz.

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Special Edition Spotlight Webinar: CSWMD Perspectives for the New Administration

On February 24, the NDU Center for the Study of WMD presented a Special Edition Spotlight event showcasing new and relevant policy research by its staff. This two-hour online session featured two panels: “Present and Pressing WMD Challenges” and “Strategic Deterrence and Regional Security”.

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Spotlight Webinar: How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict

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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Spotlight Webinar: Situational Awareness Technology & Crisis Decisionmaking

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.

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Spotlight Webinar: Coronavirus and Biosecurity

On 28 May, 2020, CSWMD hosted a virtual panel on bioterrorism, biosurveillance, and infectious disease.

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Spotlight Webinar: Mobile Missile Vulnerability: Nuclear Weapons, AI, and the New Arms Race

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.

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Spotlight Webinar: Maximizing Leverage: China’s Strategic Force Posture Choices in the Information Age

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.

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Spotlight Seminar: The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries

On September 12 2019, Lawrence Rubin, Adam Stulberg, and Dima Adamsky will unpack and examine how different states in different regions view strategic stability.

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Spotlight Seminar: Crisis Stability, Escalation, and Social Media

At the July Spotlight Seminar, Dr. Heather Williams will give a talk on the dynamics of crisis stability in the social media age.

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