Online Event: International Security at the Nuclear Nexus (Day 2)
The recording of this event will be posted on this event page a day after the event concludes
In today’s competitive security landscape, nuclear weapons cannot be examined in isolation from other strategic security challenges. Current and emerging challenges related to nuclear weapons increasingly cross-cut other domains, including cyber, space, and conventional war. The International Security at the Nuclear Nexus virtual conference will include panel discussions spread out over two days and draw upon the analysis produced by the PONI International Security at the Nuclear Nexus article series, which will feature medium length analysis pieces and related media examining issues that intersect nuclear weapons and other international security issue areas.
Nuclear weapons issues lie at the heart of a wide range of national and international security subject areas, such as conventional-nuclear integration, as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence, cyber and space. The conference panels will go beyond the immediate nuclear community, bringing diverse subject matter expertise into the nuclear world.
Agenda12:30 - 12:45 PM - Opening Remarks
12:45 - 2:10 PM - Panel 4: Offense and Defense at Nuclear Nexus - Missile Defense, Hypersonic Missiles and Intermediate Range Systems
Dr. Thomas Karako (Moderator)
Director, Missile Defense Project; and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Stanton Senior Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Deputy Director, Missile Defense Project; and Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Robert Samuel Wilson
Policy Analyst, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, Aerospace Corporation
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
2:20 - 3:50 PM - Panel 5: AI, Automation, and Managing Nuclear Crises
Rebecca Hersman (Moderator)
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues; and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for New American Security
Dr. Paul Scharre
Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for New American Security
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Concluding Keynote
Dr. Heather Wilson
President, University of Texas at El Paso and Former Secretary, U.S. Air Force
This event is made possible by support from the Northrop Grumman Corporation.