2019 Annual Symposium Countering WMD at 25: A Changing World



Registration is now open for the National Defense University (NDU) 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.


This year’s symposium marks a quarter-century since the launch of the Defense Counterproliferation Initiative (DCI) and will focus on the threats, challenges and opportunities ahead of us. The DCI guided the U.S. Department of Defense in confronting new WMD dangers posed by rogue states and terrorists in the post-Cold War world, but great power competition once again looms large among WMD challenges even as rogue state and terrorist threats remain. At the symposium, senior officials and experts will discuss choices made and current choices before the United States, allies and partners in this changing world on nuclear weapons policy and posture, arms control and nonproliferation, biodefense, emerging technologies, and requirements, plans, concepts and capabilities for countering WMD.


The overall classification of the symposium will be SECRET//REL FVEY, FRA. . Symposium registration is limited to personnel from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and France who possess the requisite security clearance.


Space is limited! As in years past, we anticipate that we will reach our maximum capacity in advance of the event, so be sure to register soon to ensure your seat.


We encourage you to share this announcement with others in your office or organization. If you have any questions about the symposium, please direct your inquiries to WMDCenter_Symposium@ndu.edu.


Full symposium details, including the agenda and registration information, are available here.