National Academies advisory: Nov. 4 International Security and Arms Control Symposium

10/24/05

The National Academies' Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) will hold a symposium to celebrate its 25th anniversary -- giving scholars from the United States, Russia, China, and India opportunities to explore how the committee can marshal scientific evidence to help tackle international security problems in the 21st century. Participants will examine regional security issues, biological threats, nonproliferation and nuclear weapons policies, and counterterrorism efforts. CISAC's Cold War origins also will be discussed.

DETAILS:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST in the auditorium of the National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the meeting and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org.

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

  • DAVID FRANZ, vice president and chief biological scientist, Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Mo., and chair, international committee, National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, Bethesda, Md.
  • VALENTIN B. IVANOV, member of the Duma, Dimitrovgrad, Russian Federation
  • FRANK PRESS, former president, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
  • YE RU'AN, executive, China Arms Control and Disarmament Association, Beijing
  • THOMAS C. SCHELLING, winner of the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and emeritus distinguished university professor, department of economics, University of Maryland, College Park

REPORTERS: REGISTER TO ATTEND by contacting the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu. Detailed information about the symposium is available online at http://www7.nationalacademies.org/cisac/.

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