FAS President Charles Ferguson Keynote Speaker at Symposium at GMU

FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson is giving the keynote speech at the VIP Global Net, LLC “Countering Nuclear and Radiological Threats” Symposium next week.

The symposium will bring together experts the government, academic, and industry spheres, including from the National Security Staff, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy, to discuss the the policy, operations, acquisition, and technical challenges associated with nuclear and radiological threats facing the United States today.

The symposium seeks to generate productive and pragmatic dialogue amongst all stakeholders regarding the nuclear and radiological threats faced by the US today.

Nonproliferation Law and Policy Mr. Chris Bidwell, JD will also speak at the symposium.

Featured speakers and agenda can be found here.

To register for the symposium click here.

About Charles Ferguson: Dr. Ferguson has been President of FAS since January of 2010. He brings to the symposium extensive experience in  the nuclear and radiological field. Prior to FAS, Dr. Ferguson served as the s the project director of the Independent Task Force on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, as the scientist-in-residence at the Monterey Institute’s Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and as a physical scientist at the Office of the Senior Coordinator for Nuclear Safety at the U.S. Department of State. He also authored the book, The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, and was lead author of the award-winning report “Commercial Radioactive Sources: Surveying the Security Risks”.

For his complete bio, including recent publications and media appearances, please see here

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