This year, we’re adapting our annual nuclear policy forum into our Press the Button podcast format for an inspiring and informative discussion. The virtual forum will be led by Ploughshares Fund President Emma Belcher and Press the Button podcast co-hosts and nuclear policy experts Tom Collina and Michelle Dover.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Chairman Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)
Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer
In conversation with Emma Belcher, Finer will discuss the Biden Administration's nuclear policy priorities for the Nuclear Posture Review, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal), and the new trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, AUKUS.
Early Warning: Biden’s Nuclear Priorities: With Lilly Adams, independent consultant on nuclear weapons policy and outreach; Ben Rhodes, national security analyst; Dr. Jane Vaynman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University; Jon Wolfsthal, Senior Advisor for Global Zero.
Moderated by Tom Collina, this expert panel will explore the pressing nuclear challenges facing the Biden administration and the steps it needs to take to reduce the role of nuclear weapons, prevent proliferation, and address past environmental harm. Panelists will cover the Iran Deal, the Nuclear Posture Review, Russia and China, nuclear justice, and more.
Out of the Silo: The Case for New Thinking: With Joan Rohlfing, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Dr. Katlyn Turner, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab.
Moderated by Michelle Dover, this discussion will push us to think about the long-term prospects for nuclear policy change. It will tackle the big picture questions, including the need to challenge entrenched assumptions, the importance of taking a long view, and steps we must take to build a more inclusive and effective.