Skip to main content

The Nuclear Security Summit Process: Accomplishments and Lingering Challenges

The U.S. National Security Strategy states that nuclear terrorism is the most serious threat to U.S. and global security. On March 26-27, 2012, President Barack Obama joined more than fifty world leaders in Seoul for the second Nuclear Security Summit to agree on cooperative measures to strengthen global nuclear security.

Hudson hosted a discussion with officials who have been intimately involved in the Summit process. They discussed the Summit’s accomplishments and the challenges to forging consensus on this vital security priority.

Panel

Richard Weitz, Moderator

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis

Corey Hinderstein, Panelist

Vice President, International Program at Nuclear Threat Initiative

Laura Holgate, Panelist

Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council, and Nuclear Security Summit "Sous-Sherpa"

Hahn Choong-Hee, Panelist

Sous-Sherpa/Spokesman of the Preparatory Secretariat of the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea

Experts

Related Past Events

The State and Future of Egypt’s Islamists December 18th Event

Securing Defense Technology in a Globalized Marketplace December 17th Event

The Future of the Middle East: Regional Scenarios Beyond the Obama Years December 9th Event