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Partner Event - Out of the Silo: Nuclear Security in Context

Experts discuss the importance of nuclear security, and why elevating new, diverse voices on nuclear security makes America more secure.
Mari Faines
Lily Wojtowicz
Kevin Bustamante
Rachel Bronson
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About This Event

Too often, nuclear security is considered to be the realm of scientists and policy specialists, walled off from other areas and beyond the immediate concerns of average Americans. In reality, nuclear security is closely tied to a wide array of issues—from alliances to decolonization to social justice—that affect Americans every day. Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Truman Center for National Policy for a discussion of why considering nuclear security in a broader context is a policy imperative and why elevating new, diverse voices in dialogues on nuclear security makes America more secure.


This is a hybrid event, meaning attendees are able to attend in person in our conference center but there will be virtual elements. Space is limited. 

In-person COVID-19 related safety measures will be followed.

Event Schedule

Time Agenda
5:00 pm CT Doors open
5:05 pm Networking Mixer begins
6:00 pm Livestream begins and welcome remarks
6:45 pm Event adjourns
About the Speakers
Partner for Mobilization, Global Zero
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Mari Faines serves as the Partner for Mobilization at Global Zero, with oversight of movement building strategies, which navigate the intersection of nuclear disarmament and social justice, through tactics including grassroots organizing, policy engagement, and coalition building.
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Janne E. Nolan Nuclear Security Fellow, Truman Center
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Lily Wojtowicz is the Janne E. Nolan Fellow for Nuclear Security and a PhD student at American University. Her research interests are nuclear deterrence, alliance management, Russian public opinion, and US-Russian relations.
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Doctoral Candidate, University of Notre Dame
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Kevin Bustamante is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation investigates how racial hierarchy structures understandings of status and prestige in international politics. He is an award recipient of the APSA Diversity Fellowship and has received training at the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research.
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President and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Rachel Bronson is the president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. She oversees the publishing programs, management of the Doomsday Clock, and a growing set of activities around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Before joining the Bulletin, Bronson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.