Panel Discussion: UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


When: March 22, 2018, 6:30 PM
Where: Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008


Anita Friedt, Acting Assistant Secretary, Department of State
Heinz Gaertner, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS
Daryl Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association
Mallory Stewart, Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center and Sandia National Labs


Michael Haltzel, Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS

On March 22, an eminent and well balanced panel of experts from Austria and the U.S. discussed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty at the Austrian Embassy. The treaty was negotiated and finalized in record time last year. In spite of initial skepticism on the usefulness of such an event in the capital of the dominant nuclear power, the panelists and audience alike hailed the animated but respectful and constructive debate on this controversial matter, also during the wine and food reception that followed.

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