March 24, 2015 | Washington, D.C., USA | Nuclear Weapons

Press Briefing: Nuclear Security Beyond the Summits

Invitation Only

President Obama launched a series of Nuclear Security Summits (NSS) in 2010 aimed at achieving international consensus on how to protect the world from the threat of nuclear terror. While the summit process has yielded some positive results, the administration has fallen short on its goals and has unfortunately offered no successor to the summit process – one that is ending in 2016.

The absence of a follow-on international regime to address this issue and the large gaps in nuclear security that are likely to remain after the 2016 summit undermine Obama’s promise to secure dangerous nuclear materials and tarnish his legacy on this issue.

Fortunately, there are solutions.

Please join us for the release of the International Convention on Nuclear Security by Ambassadors John Bernhard and Kenneth C. Brill, Dr. Anita Nilsson, and Dr. Shin Chang-Hoon of the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group and The Nuclear Security Summit: Progress Report on Joint Statements by Michelle Cann, Kelsey Davenport, and Jenna Parker of the Partnership for Global Security and the Arms Control Association.

These experts and others will discuss their proposals and how the international community and President Obama can address these critical issues.

The Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group is a globally diverse group with broad nuclear sector experience working to define a long-term vision for nuclear security and a path for achieving a secure nuclear future.


Ben Loehrke

Senior Program Officer
Nuclear Weapons