KEYNOTE

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Des Browne

Lord Browne of Ladyton (Des Browne) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun from 1997 to 2010.

As a back-bencher, he served on the Northern Ireland Affairs and Public Administration Select Committees. In 1998, he became the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Donald Dewar, Secretary of State for Scotland. In 2000, he became PPS to Adam Ingram, Minister of State for Northern Ireland. Subsequently, he served on the first Joint Committee on Human Rights.

In 2001, he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. In 2003, Browne was promoted to Minister of State for Work at the Department for Work & Pensions and in 2004, he was appointed Minister for Immigration & Citizenship in the Home Office. Re-elected in 2005, he joined the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and was appointed to the Privy Council.

In 2006, he was appointed Secretary of State for Defence, and from 2007 to 2008, he combined this role with the role of Secretary of State for Scotland. In October 2008, he returned to the back-benches and was appointed Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Special Envoy to Sri Lanka. He also served on the first Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.

From October 2009 until March 2014, he was Convenor of the Top Level Group of Parliamentarians for Multi-Lateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation. He co-founded the European Leadership Network and has been the Chair of its Board of Trustees and Directors since its inception. In July 2010, he was introduced to the House of Lords.

Since 2014, Lord Browne has served as NTI’s Vice Chairman. In this role, he helps shape NTI’s strategic direction, including long-term planning and international outreach.

SPEAKERS

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Irma Arguello

Founder and Chair
NPS Global Foundation

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Dianna S. Blair

Senior Manager of Global Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation
Sandia National Laboratories

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John Bernhard

Advisor, Senior Associate
Partnership for Global Security

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Andrew Bieniawski

Vice President
Nuclear Threat Initiative

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Kenneth Brill
Former U.S. Ambassador to the IAEA (retired)

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Matthew Bunn
Professor of Practice; Project on Managing the Atom
Harvard University

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John Carlson
Counselor
Nuclear Threat Initiative

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Bart Dal

2014 NSS Advisor to the Netherlands

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Debra Decker
Senior Advisor
Stimson Center

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Charles Ferguson
President
Federation of American Scientists

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Rafael Mariano Grossi
Ambassador
Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic

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Howard Hall
Director, Baker Center Global Security Program University of Tennessee

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Jonathan Herbach
Research Fellow
Nuclear Security and Arms Control Law

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Corey Hinderstein
Senior Coordinator for the Nuclear Security Summits and Nonproliferation Policy Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy

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Frank von Hippel
Program on Science and Global Security
Princeton University

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Christopher Hobbs
Centre for Science and Security Studies and King College London

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Roger Howsley
Co-Founder & Executive Director, World Institute for Nuclear Security

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Anton Khlopkov
Director
Center for Energy and Security Studies

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Ioanna Iliopulos
Senior Consultant
Nuclear Threat Initiative

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Caroline Jorant
President
SDRI Consulting

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Serena Kelleher-Vergantini
Research Analyst
Institute for Science and International Security

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Trevor Findlay
Principal Fellow
Melbourne University

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Kenneth N. Luongo
President
Partnership for Global Security

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Allison Macfarlane
Professor of Public Policy and International Affairs
George Washington University

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Jenifer Mackby
Senior Fellow
Federation of American Scientists

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Lesley McNiesh
Coordinating Director
Fissile Materials Working Group

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Anita Nilsson
President
AN & Associates

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Samantha Pitts-Kiefer
Director, Global Nuclear Policy Program
Nuclear Threat Initiative

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Miles Pomper
Senior Fellow
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

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Kingston Reif
Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy
Arms Control Association

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Naeem Salik
Senior Fellow
Center for International Strategic Studies, Islamabad

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Lawrence Satkowiak
Director, Nonproliferation, Safeguards & Security Programs
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Jennifer Smyser
Vice President and Director of Policy Programming Strategy
The Stanley Foundation

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Elena Sokova
Deputy Director
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

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Sharon Squassoni
Director and Senior Fellow
Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS

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William Tobey
Senior Fellow
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

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Paul F. Walker
International Director of Environmental Security and Sustainability
Green Cross International

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Man-Sung Yim
Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Quantum Engineering

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