Bulletin to host panel at Carnegie Nonproliferation Conference

Richard Garwin from the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, will be among the featured speakers at a breakfast panel hosted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from 7:45-8:45 am, April 7, 2009, in conjunction with the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference.

The panel, “It is 5 minutes to midnight,” will also include Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Allison McFarlane, associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University and an expert on technical issues of nonproliferation and the nuclear fuel cycle. Korb and McFarlane serve on the Bulletin’s Science and Security board; Garwin is a member of the Board of Sponsors.

Panel moderator Kennette Benedict, the publisher and executive director of the Bulletin, will lead a discussion of current threats to humanity as indicated by the Bulletin’s Doomsday Clock and how new U.S. leadership might deal with threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.

“It is 5 minutes to midnight”
April 7, 2009 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Polaris Room
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

About the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference
The 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference will be held on April 6- 7, 2009, at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Widely considered to be the premier event in its field, the 2009 conference will attract over 800 government officials, policy and technical experts, academics, and journalists from around the world.

This year's conference, "The Nuclear Order--Build or Break," will address the critical challenges confronting the nonproliferation regime and offer policy recommendations to stop the spread and use of nuclear weapons and materials. A tentative conference agenda is now available.