Hans Blix Reports on WMD Dangers and Solutions
Arms Control Association Press Briefing
in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden and
the American Bar Association Section of International Law Task Force
on Nuclear Nonproliferation
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
8:30 - 10:30 A.M.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779
Massachusetts, Ave., NW
Contact Wade Boese at
(202) 463-8270 x104 for more information or to RSVP (Space is limited.)
In December 2003, the Swedish government launched the international,
independent WMD Commission
under the leadership of Dr. Hans Blix to explore ways to reduce
threats posed by biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. After
more than two years of work, Dr. Blix will present the commissions
final report June 1 to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Dr. Blix
will make his first visit to Washington to share the commission's
findings and recommendations at this June 7 event. A trio of WMD
experts (see below) will provide their analysis and perspectives
on the report and its recommendations.
Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of the WMD
Commission and former head of the International Atomic Energy
Agency and the UN Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission
Robert Einhorn, Senior Advisor, International Security Program
at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. His last
position in a nearly 30-year U.S. government career was as Assistant
Secretary of State for Nonproliferation. In 2001, he was awarded
the Secretary of States Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Jonathan Tucker, Senior Fellow, Monterey Institute's
Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). Prior to joining CNS
in 1996, he worked on arms ontrol and nonproliferation issues at
the Department of State. Tucker recently published War of Nerves:
Chemical Warfare from World War I to al-Qaeda.
Dr. John Burroughs, Executive Director, Lawyer's Committee
on Nuclear Policy (LCNP). He is a specialist on treaty regimes and
international law and was the nongovernmental legal coordinator
at the nuclear weapons hearings at the International Court of Justice.
Burroughs recently co-edited Rule of Power or Rule of Law?
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