News | Feb. 3, 2021

Special Edition Spotlight Webinar: CSWMD Perspectives for the New Administration

Featuring WMD Center Staff

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.

If you are interested in attending the Spotlight Webinar, please RSVP by February 22.


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