Called “one of the most prescient pieces of legislation ever enacted” by The Wall Street Journal, the Nunn-Lugar Program was designed to safeguard and dismantle weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems in the former Soviet states. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, former Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar will speak at an event in Washington, D.C. to discuss the achievements of the bipartisan initiative and the importance of bringing renewed attention to this critical work going forward.
The anniversary event, hosted by the National Security Archive, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Nuclear Threat Initiative will be held on Monday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
In addition to Senators Nunn and Lugar, other confirmed panel participants include former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry; former commander of the Russian 12th GUMO Col. Gen. Evgeny Maslin; Director General Ahmet Uzumcu of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; Kazakhstan Ambassador to the United States Kairat Umarov; Col. Gen. Victor Esin of Russia; and moderator David E. Hoffman.The day will conclude with a 5:00 p.m. reception that will bring together 25 years of Nunn-Lugar veterans. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.