Gallucci, Evans to Deliver Keynotes at Nuclear Security Event
The Fissile Materials Working Group, a coalition of more than 40 experts in nuclear security and nonproliferation, is pleased to announce that the keynote addresses at its event, Next Generation Nuclear Security: Meeting the Global Challenge, Robert Gallucci and Gareth Evans on April 12, 2010, a day before world leaders gather for a full day of meetings at the Obama administration's Nuclear Security Summit.
Gallucci, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will deliver the opening address on the nuclear terrorism threat. Evans, Co-Chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, will deliver the afternoon address on the necessity and benefits of improved fissile material security.
The FMWG is hosting its own nuclear security event for non-governmental organizations in Washington D.C. to highlight the need for all nations to secure nuclear material. Media requests to attend the summit, or a pre-summit press briefing on April 6, can be sent to Sean Harder at email@example.com.
The 9/11 Commission and subsequent studies have confirmed that al Qaeda is actively seeking nuclear materials to use against America. As a result, bipartisan experts have uniformly recommended strengthening our efforts to limit the availability of nuclear material to terrorists by eliminating this material from the black market, locking down existing stockpiles, and reducing the number of nuclear weapons around the world that can fall into the hands of our enemies.
The FMWG has formed to support and help implement the goal of securing all vulnerable fissile materials as quickly as possible. For more information about the FMWG, an agenda for the group’s international summit and related activities, please visit www.fmwg.org.
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