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"The G8 global partnership against the spread of weapons and materials of mass destruction" 24.04.2004

April 22, 2004

19.00 –22.00 
MARRIOTT GRAND HOTEL, AREA AROUND FOUNTAIN
RECEPTION FOR OUT-OF-TOWN PARTICIPANTS, SPEAKERS, AND SPONSORS

 

April 23, 2004

08.30 – 09.30
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
Prefunction Area

09.30 - 09.50
OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE
Archangelsky-Pavlovsky-Tsarskoselsky Hall

    • Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, Faculty Member of the Geneva Center for Security Policy
    • Col.-Gen. Yevgeny Maslin, General Director, Arsenal Industrial Group/Chairman, Board on Sustainable Partnership for Russia (SUPR), Russia

 

09.50 - 10.30
Archangelsky-Pavlovsky-Tsarskoselsky Hall
WELCOME REMARKS

    • Marshal Igor Sergeev, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation on Strategic Stability (2001-2004); Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation (1997-2001)
    • Laura Holgate, Vice President for Russia/NIS Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative, USA

 

10.30-12.00
Archangelsky-Pavlovsky- Tsarskoselsky Hall
PLENARY SESSION I:

Global Partnership: Main Results And Implementation Problems

Moderator/speaker: Robert Einhorn, Senior Adviser, International Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies, USA

  • Maj.-Gen. Michail Starodubtsev, Deputy Head of the 12th Main Directorate, Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Lysenko, Head, Department on Security and Disarmament Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Edward Vazquez, Director, Office of Proliferation Threat Reduction, Bureau of Nonproliferation, U. S. Department of State
  • Dr. Alain Mathiot, Director, G8 Program, Atomic Energy Commissariat, France

12.00-13.30
Samobranka Restaurant
LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER ADDRESS

  • Amb. Alexander Vershbow, Ambassador of the United States to the Russian Federation

13.30-15.00
Archangelsky-Pavlovsky- Tsarskoselsky Hall
PLENARY SESSION II:

Dismantlement of Nuclear Submarines

Support for this plenary session has been provided by Sogin, Italy.

Moderator/speaker: Sergey Antipov, Deputy Minister of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation

  • Amb. Oyvind Nordsletten, Ambassador of Norway to the Russian Federation
  • Amb. Issei Nomura, Ambassador of Japan to the Russian Federation
  • Cristina Chuen, Senior Research Associate, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
  • Ian Downing, Director, International Nuclear Policy and Programmes, Ministry of Trade and Industry, UK
  • Ing. Giancarlo BologniniChief Executive Officer, Sogin, Italy

15.20-16.50
Archangelsky-Pavlovsky- Tsarskoselsky Hall
PLENARY SESSION III:

Chemical Disarmament: Problems And Prospects

Moderator/speaker: Prof. Sergey Baranovsky, Vice-President, Green Cross, Russia

  • Amb. Сhristopher Westdal, Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation
  • Amb. Arend Meerburg, Advisor, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
  • James Harrison, Deputy Director, Counter Proliferation and Arms Control, Ministry of Defense, UK
  • Alexander Khodakov, Director of Special Projects, OPCW
  • Andreas Friedrich, Deputy Director, Center for International Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
  • Krzysztof Paturej, First Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland

16.50-17.20
Prefunction Area
COFFEE BREAK

17.20-18.40
Pavlovsky Hall
BREAKOUT PANEL 1:

Weapons - Grade Plutonium Disposition

Moderator/speaker: Vladimir Shidlovski, Director General, Siberian Chemical Combine, Russia

  • Dr. Valentin Ivanov, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Member of the Committee for Energy, Transport and Communications
  • Meggen Watt, Office of the Fissile Material Negotiator, Department of State, USA
  • Nobumasa Akiyama, Assistant Professor, Center for Promotion of Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Japan Institute for International Affairs
  • Don Gardner, Project Manager, Washington Group International, USA

Tsarskoselsky Hall
BREAKOUT PANEL 2:

Nuclear Materials Protection, Control, and Accounting

Moderator: Dr. Anatoly Zrodnikov, Director, Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Russia

    • Vitaly Sadovnikov, General Director, PO Mayak, Russia
    • Andrew Bieniawski, Director, Moscow office, Department of Energy, USA
    • Yury Volodin, Director of Department, Federal Atomic Inspectorate Service, Russia

Petergoffsky Hall
BREAKOUT PANEL 3:

Biological Security: Prospects for International Cooperation

Moderator/speaker: Prof. William Potter, Director, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA

  • Isabelle Daoust-Maleval, Scientific Adviser, National Defense General Secretariat, France
  • Vladimir Bundin, Head, BTWC Office, Department for CWC & BTWC, Russian Munitions Agency
  • Dr. Raisa Martynyuk, Deputy Director General, State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector,Russia
  • Dr. Ola Dahlman, Institute of International Affairs, Sweden

19.00 – 22.00
Samobranka Restaurant
PIR CENTER 10th ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION

April 24, 2004

09.00 – 09.30
WELCOME COFFEE
Prefunction Area

09.30 – 10.50
Tsarskoselsky Hall
BREAKOUT PANEL 4:

Highly Enriched Uranium Disposition

Moderator/speaker: Acad. Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoi, Vice-President, Kurchatov Institute, Russia

  • Matthew Bunn, Senior Research Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Harvard University, USA
  • Laura Holgate, Vice-President for Russia/NIS Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative, USA
  • Dr. Lars Van DassenSwedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate

Petergoffsky Hall
BREAKOUT PANEL 5:

Nuclear Weapons Security and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Elimination

Moderator: Col.-Gen. Yevgeny Maslin, General Director, Arsenal Industrial Group/Chairman, Board on Sustainable Partnership for Russia (SUPR), Russia

  • Rear Adm. John Byrd, Director, CTR, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, USA
  • Nikolai Shumkov, Russian Aviation and Space Agency
  • Wayne Holcombe, Director, CTR Program, Moscow office, Washington Group International, USA

Sheremetievsky Hall
BREAKOUT PANEL 6:

Employment of Former Weapons Scientists. Personnel Education and Training

Moderator: Lawrence Wright, ISTC, Deputy Executive Director

  • Anatoly Bulochnikov, Director, Center for Export Controls, Russia
  • Edward Whiteside, Head, NATO Weapons of Mass Destruction Centre
  • Dmitry Kovchegin, Russian-American Working Group on Non-Proliferation
  • Irina Kupriyanova, Head of the Analytical Group, Nuclear Materials Protection, Control and Accounting Office, Institute for Physics and Power Engineering, Russia
  • Lieut.-Gen. Vasily Lata, Senior Advisor, PIR Center/Member, Board on Sustainable Partnership for Russia (SUPR), Russia

10.50-11.10
Prefunction Area
COFFEE BREAK

11.10 – 12.30
Tsarskoselsky Hall
BREAKOUT PANEL 7:

Export Control

Moderator: Col. Oleg Skabara, Head, Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation, Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

  • Dr. Igor Khripunov, Associate Director for NIS Programs and Adjunct Professor, Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia, USA
  • Albert Gozal, Joint Action Expert, Delegation of the European Commission in Russia
  • Alekseenko Tatyana, Department of Export Control, Ministry of Economic Development and trade of the Russian Federation

Petergoffsky Hall
BREAKOUT PANEL 8:

Radiation and Environmental Safety

Moderator: Viktor Akhunov, Head, Department for Environment and Decommissioned Nuclear Facilities, Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation

    • Anita Nilsson, Head, Nuclear Security Office, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA
    • Ing. Massimiliano Nobile, Project Director, Moscow office Sogin, Italy
    • Daniil Kobyakov, Research Associate, PIR Center, Russia

12.30 – 14.00
Archangelsky-Pavlovsky Hall
LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER ADDRESS

    • Ambrose Schwallie, President, Defense Business Unit, Washington Group International, USA

14.00 – 16.00
Mini Ballroom
PLENARY SESSION IV:

Global Partnership, Cooperative Threat Reduction Programs and the Future of Nonproliferation

Moderator: Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Director of the PIR Center/Faculty Member of the Geneva Center for Security Policy

  • Dr. Natalia Kalinina, Assistant to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
  • Allan Poole, Senior Coordinator, Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Canada
  • Vyacheslav Kulebyakin, Deputy Director, Russian Munitions Agency
  • Rose Gottemoeller, Senior Associate, Office of Nonproliferation & National Security, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Dr. Nobert Jousten, Executive Director, International Science and Technology Center

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Lieut.-Gen. Gennady Evstafiev, Senior Advisor, PIR Center/Member, Board on Sustainable Partnership for Russia (SUPR), Russia

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