With pressure from the U.S. and Russia, Syria acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention in September 2013 and agreed to participate in an accelerated process to destroy the chemical weapons. While this has been received as an unexpected yet positive development, the implementation of such a process raises significant science and security issues.
The Federation of American Scientists and the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are hosting an event on Wednesday,October 23 at 5 p.m. in Washington, DC on the science and security involved in the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the U.N. Security Council Resolution 2118 in Syria.
Speakers will explore the technical, political, and regional issues surrounding chemical weapons in Syria including: technical solutions and expertise required to ensure accelerated destruction of chemical weapons; the broader regional impact of Syria’s accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention; and the challenges involved in carrying out destruction in a civil war environment.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
5:00 p.m: Program and discussion
6:30 p.m: Light refreshments
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue NW (Enter at corner of 12th and H Street)
Washington, DC 20005
Dr. Paul Walker, Green Cross International
Mr. Michael Moodie, International CBW Commentator
Dr. Chen Kane, Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Please RSVP by October 21, 2013 here.
Please contact Katie Colten via e-mail at [email protected] or phone at 202-454-4694.