Event Details

April 27, 2018

Geneva, Switzerland


Anita Friedt
U.S. Department of State

Dr. David Chambers
FCO, United Kingdom

Dr. Jens Wirstam
Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI)

Dr. Andrew Newman
Nuclear Threat Initiative


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, and the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), organized an IPNDV side event at the 2018 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee Meeting (PrepCom). IPNDV participants outlined results of Phase I and plans for Phase II to an audience of diplomats and experts in nonproliferation. The event brought together a cross sectoral group interested in understanding potential solutions to the challenges of future nuclear disarmament verification. Representatives of the partnership—from countries with and without nuclear weapons—gave remarks:

Speakers included:

  • Anita Friedt, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
  • Dr. David Chambers, Senior Principal Research Analyst, FCO, United Kingdom (Co-Chair of Working Group 4)
  • Dr. Jens Wirstam, Deputy Research Director, Swedish Defense Research Agency (Co-Chair of Working Group 6)
  • Dr. Andrew Newman, Senior Director, Nuclear Threat Initiative