News | April 7, 2021

Spotlight Webinar: Nuclear Terrorism

Featuring Dallas Boyd, Regina Galer, and Michael Kaiser

The National Defense University (NDU) Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction hosted a Spotlight Webinar hosted on 29 April from 1300-1430 using BlackBoard Collaborate.

The threat of non-state actor acquisition and use of nuclear materials remains a nightmare scenario for the United States and its allies, but in recent years has taken a backseat to renewed competition between Great Powers and concerns about potential state employment of weapons of mass destruction. Yet the threat remains, with violent extremist organizations continuing to covet nuclear capabilities and significant amounts of nuclear materials remaining insecure. Join us for a CSWMD Spotlight Webinar panel discussion on the threat of nuclear terrorism 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). Panelists will discuss the historical thinking on nuclear terrorism that has led to the current framing of the threat, and assess current efforts to secure vulnerabl e material, detect nuclear weapons, and deter nuclear terrorism.

Moderated by Sarah Jacobs Gamberini, Policy Fellow, CSWMD.