The Last Nuclear Security Summit: What it is, What to Expect, and What’s Next

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March 15, 2016

On March 15, 2016, retired Senator Richard Lugar spoke during a bipartisan off-the-record luncheon co-hosted by the Arms Control Association and The Lugar Center for members of Congress to discuss the upcoming fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. from March 31-April 1.  Representatives Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined the discussion along with other congressional colleagues to discuss these important issues. 

Some questions posed to the speakers to begin the discussion included: What has the Nuclear Security Summit process accomplished? What can be expected at the fourth and final summit? What are some steps Congress might take to ensure a continued high-level, bipartisan U.S. commitment to nuclear security and address current and emerging nuclear security challenges? 

In addition to Senator Lugar, speakers included:

Below are some resources for further discussion:

Source: Arms Control Association