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"I salute the Arms Control Association … for its keen vision of the goals ahead and for its many efforts to identify and to promote practical measures that are so vitally needed to achieve them."

– Amb. Nobuyasu Abe
Former UN Undersecretary General for Disarmament Affairs
January 28, 2004
Restoring Leadership on Arms Control

Arms Control NOW


Wow. We did not expect 2020 to go the way it did. It has been a tragic, challenging, and stressful year. 

Now, as we look towards 2021, we have a chance to turn the page in some important areas. The election of Joe Biden creates the potential for significant progress on arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.

But meaningful and durable changes will not come easily. And the next U.S. administration and other world leaders will need to move quickly to make decisions on a range of issues.

These decisions and outcomes—and the efforts we make to influence them—will shape the international security landscape for years to come

Please start by joining us for our virtual 2020 Annual  Meeting on Tuesday, December 1.

We are counting on you to join us as we roll up our sleeves and get to work.

Thank you and stay safe,

Daryl G. Kimball,

Executive Director


2020 Annual Meeting
Arms Control, Nonproliferation & Disarmament: Into the Next Decade
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 · 12:30 pm-3:30pm

This year's gathering will bring together members, friends, colleagues, and policymakers from around the globe in virtual plenary sessions and simultaneous, interactive breakout sessions to examine the challenges and approaches for steering arms control and disarmament efforts back on course in the coming decade.

Speakers and topics will include:

  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), member of the Armed Services Committee, and Senator Jeff Merkley, (D-OR), member of the Foreign Relations Committee on "Restoring U.S. Leadership on Nuclear Weapons Risk Reduction"
  • "The Future of New START and U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control," with chief U.S. New START negotiator Rose Gottemoeller
  • "Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty" with NPT Review Conference President Amb. Gustavo Zlauvinen
  • "Repairing the Broken U.S. Policy on Iran," with Kelsey Davenport, ACA Director for Nonproliferation Policy
  • "How Can We Diversify and Strengthen the Nuclear Disarmament Movement?" a plenary discussion with Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, Cecili Thompson Williams with Beyond the Bomb, Prof. Vincent Intondi, author of African Americans Against the Bomb, and Daryl Kimball, Executive Director, ACA
  • "How We Can Bring Down the Skyrocketing Costs of Nuclear Weapons," with Kingston Reif, ACA Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy, moderated by Aaron Mehta, Pentagon Correspondent for Defense News
  • "Options for Engaging Other Nuclear-Armed States in the Disarmament Enterprise," with former acting undersecretary of state and ACA Board Chair Thomas Countryman and Dr. Heather Williams from King's College London
  • "The Impact of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons," with TPNW negotiating conference president Amb. Elayne Whyte Gómez
  • Closing address by United Nations Undersecretary for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu

Registration is free of charge, but we invite you to join or renew your membership when you register to support our efforts on these critical issues.


Possible Future SecDef Was An Analyst at ACA

One person who is under serious consideration to become Joe Biden’s pick to be the next Secretary of Defense, Michéle Flournoy, worked as a senior analyst for the Arms Control Association from 1987-1989.

Flournoy, describes her time at ACA early in her career as “a tremendous experience and opportunity. It was really the first time where I was able to develop a real depth of expertise in a given area and to build a body of work as a young analyst.”

Read more in our July/August 2017 Arms Control Today interview with Michéle Flournoy.


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