The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20

May 3, 2016

Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Cordially invites you to the 2016 Distinguished Morton L. Mandel Annual Public Lecture

Twenty years after the signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and creation of its accompanying organization, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the CTBT remains extremely relevant in the context of nuclear proliferation, deterrence, testing, and more. Yet challenges also remain that impede the ratification of the treaty and its entry into force.

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the American Academy invites you to participate in a discussion on nuclear testing and the prospects of the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Participants at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies will watch a livestream of a panel discussion held at the American Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA, featuring the speakers listed below. Following the panel discussion, Sandy Spector and Chen Kane will moderate a dynamic discussion at CNS.

Featured Speakers

Leonard S. “Sandy” Spector
Executive Director, Washington, DC, Office, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Chen Kane
Director, Middle East Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Lassina Zerbo
Executive Secretary, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

Rose E. Gottemoeller
Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State.

Robert Rosner
William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago; Co-Chair, Global Nuclear Future Initiative, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Siegfried Hecker
Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Research Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University.

Arun Rath
Correspondent, NPR and WGBH.

Time and Location

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 PM

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1225
Washington, DC, 20005


RSVP by Thursday, May 5, 2016
Register online.
Or rsvp to Kristin Seabolt at [email protected] or 617-576-5032.

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