The Innovating Verification: New Tools & New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risks reports are the product of the Nuclear Threat Initiative's Verification Pilot Project, a two-year effort to develop recommendations for new approaches to verification that could enable future progress on arms reductions. NTI partnered with senior leaders from the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, and State as well as the governments of Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to identify key verification challenges. NTI then convened more than 40 technical and policy experts from a dozen countries to form three expert working groups:
- Verifying Baseline Declarations of Nuclear Warheads and Materials analyzes how baseline declarations can contribute to near- and long-term arms control and non-proliferation goals and how to verify them without compromising sensitive information.
- Redefining Societal Verification explores how advances in information technologies, big data, social media analytics, and commercial satellite imagery can supplement existing verification efforts by governments and increase contributions from outside experts.
- Building Global Capacity considers the value of expanded international participation in the verification of nuclear arms reductions and how this can increase confidence in nuclear threat reduction efforts among all states.
Please join us over lunch from noon-2PM for a presentation and question-and-answer session with the following NTI experts:
- Joan Rohlfing, President
- Corey Hinderstein, Vice President, Material Security and Minimization
- Andrew Newman, Senior Program Officer
- Kelsey Hartigan, Program Officer
Space is limited. Please RSVP by clicking here as soon as possible and no later than Monday, July 14.