Feb. 3, 2021 —
The continually evolving threat posed by Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) is an enduring challenge for the U.S. national security community and will be an area the Biden Administration has to address. Countering, deterring, and controlling chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons in bothtraditional and novel forms will require innovative thinking. The already complex WMD landscape has been further complicated with the pandemic, use of disinformation by our competitors, and rapid advancements in multiple technologies.
On February 24, the NDU Center for the Study of WMD will present a Special Edition Spotlight event showcasing new and relevant policy research by its staff. This two-hour online session will feature two panels: “Present and Pressing WMD Challenges” and “Strategic Deterrence and Regional Security”.
If you are interested in attending the Spotlight Webinar, please RSVP by February 22 here:
Panel 1: 1300-1400
“Present and Pressing WMD Challenges”
Amanda Moodie, Policy Fellow, Reassessing Priorities after COVID-19
Sarah Jacobs Gamberini, Policy Fellow, Influence Operations and Information Warfare
Dr. Gerald Epstein, Distinguished Policy Fellow, Innovation and WMD
Discussant: Dr. Amy Nelson, Policy Fellow
Panel 2: 1400-1500
“Strategic Deterrence and Regional Security”
Paul Bernstein, Distinguished Policy Fellow, Great Power Competition and Strategic Forces Integration
Dr. Shane Smith, Senior Policy Fellow, Renewing U.S. Extended Deterrence against North Korea
Dr. Justin Anderson, Senior Policy Fellow, Conventional-Nuclear Integration
Discussant: Dain Hancock, Policy Fellow