FAS Roundup – December 3, 2018

FAS endorses joint statement to United Nations
FAS’ Jenifer Mackby endorsed a joint NGO statement to the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Meeting of States Parties in Geneva this week to:
  • show the significance of NGO experts in analyzing science and technology implications for the BWC
  • support the development of governance mechanisms, codes of conduct, and education
  • and urge financial sustainability of meetings in jeopardy
📄 Joint NGO Statement (PDF)
🎧 Joint NGO Statement (MP3)

Putin threatens to develop disputed nukes in response to U.S. ultimatum
Abigail Stowe-Thurston told CNBC: The Trump administration’s ultimatum is “not likely” to convince Russia to comply with the INF Treaty. 

FAS experts meet with international officials
Three FAS experts — President Dr. Ali NouriHans Kristensen, and Christopher Bidwell — met with government officials from 10 nations as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program to discuss FAS’ work on arms control policy.

FAS hosts Princeton Citizen Scientists
This week, FAS President Dr. Ali Nouri met with the Princeton Citizen Scientists — graduate students from Princeton University — to discuss the efforts that FAS will be spearheading to help connect scientists and lawmakers for more informed public policy.

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