July 3, 2013

Generation Prague 2013: Building a Strategy of Peace

U.S. Department of State and

The George Washington University

July 16-17, 2013

July 16 Department of State – George C. Marshall Center Auditorium

(On The Record)

8:30 Registration

9:00 Remarks by a State Department Official (TBD)

9:30 Session One: Implementing the Prague Agenda

  • Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation
  • Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs
  • Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration

Moderator: Bruce MacDonald, Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace

A discussion with Administration leadership about Prague Agenda priorities and goals.

10:45 Break

11:00 Session Two: Technology and the Prague Agenda

  • Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

Remarks on how new technologies are changing arms control and nonproliferation diplomacy.

12:00 Keynote Address by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

12:45 Concluding Remarks by State Department Official (TBD)

July 17 The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E Street NW, Washington D.C.)

(Closed Press Coverage)

10:00 Registration

10:30 Welcome

10:35 International Views on the Prague Agenda

  • Andriy Nikitov, Political Counselor, Ukrainian Embassy
  • Jaroslav Zajicek, Deputy Chief of Mission, Czech Embassy
  • Ambassador Mabel Gómez Oliver, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mexican Embassy (invited)

International perspectives on the Prague Agenda and internal arms control and nonproliferation policy goals.

11:35 Sessions A and B

A. Counterproliferation

  • Richard Cupitt, Department of State

B. Ratifying Treaties 101

  • Ed Levine, former SFRC Senior Professional Staff Member
  • Andrew Semmel, Partnership for a Secure America

12:35 Lunch

1:15 Remarks on the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

  • Laura Holgate, NSC Senior Director
  • Rudolf Bekink, Dutch Ambassador to the United States (invited)

2:00 Sessions C and D

C. Lawyers and Nuclear Policy

  • Sarah Prosser, Department of State
  • Jennifer Landsidle, Department of State
  • Mallory Stewart, Department of State

D. The Limited Test Ban Treaty and Project Vela

  • Rob Nelson, Department of State
  • Dana Johnson, Department of State (invited)

3:15 Break

3:30 Sessions E and F

E. Technology and the Prague Agenda

  • Christoph Ebell, Embassy of Switzerland (invited)
  • Graham Lampa, Department of State
  • Lovely Umayam, Monterey Institute for International Studies

F. Nuclear Energy Issues

  • Charles Ferguson, Federation for American Scientists
  • TBD

4:15 Closing Remarks - “Communicating the Prague Agenda”

  • Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications (Invited)

5:00 Concluding Remarks by Douglas Shaw, Associate Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU

To attend, please RSVP to GenerationPrague@state.gov no later than Friday, July 12.

Please indicate if you require any special accommodations. Seating is limited.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Full name, organization, title, date of birth
  • For U.S. citizens: U.S. drivers license number and state of issuance
  • For non-U.S. citizens: foreign passport number with country of issuance