The Missile Technology Control Regime in Its 30th Year of Operation

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February 7, 2018 • updated February 12, 2018

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Arms Control Association invite you to an in-depth discussion of the work of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), now celebrating its 30th year of efforts to slow the spread of unmanned systems able to carry weapons of mass destruction.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the CNS offices, 1400 K Street, Suite 1225, Washington, DC. Light refreshments will be served.

The discussion will look back, to review the accomplishments of the regime, and look ahead, to consider current and future challenges to its mission.

  • Ambassador Piet de Klerk, former Chair of the MTCR, will offer opening remarks on maintaining consensus in this multilateral body.
  • An expert panel will follow, moderated by Tom Countryman, former Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, with comments by Dr. Richard Speier, who played a key role in launching and sustaining the MTCR; Michael Elleman, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies and specialist on regional missile developments; and Rachel Stohl, Managing Director, Henry L. Stimson Center, addressing the increasing proliferation of military drones.
  • Vann Van Diepen, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, who was actively involved for many years in advancing MTCR objectives, will deliver the event’s keynote address, capping the session.

We hope you will join us for this important event.

RSVP to noahw@miis.edu

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