Washington, DC - From July 14-15, the Department of State, in partnership with the George Washington University Elliott School for International Affairs, will host the 2016 James Timbie Forum on Arms Control and Nonproliferation.

The Timbie Forum is dedicated to fostering new voices and ideas on policies relating to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). By emphasizing diverse and dynamic panels and presentations, the Department of State hopes to inform and engage with a new generation of experts devoted to reducing the threats posed by WMD.

The Forum is named for James Timbie, a 40-year veteran of the Department of State, who retired earlier this year. Mr. Timbie was a key player in the formation or implementation of virtually every important arms control and nonproliferation effort during his tenure. He was a model public servant and he continues to be a role model for all those who aspire to join or excel in the field.

Speakers for this year’s event include the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), General Philip M. Breedlove USAF (ret)., National Security Council Senior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation Jon Wolfsthal, National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden Colin Kahl, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, as well as a host of emerging leaders.

The Timbie Forum is open to the public. The proceedings on July 14 will be on the record; the proceedings on July 15 will take place on a not-for-attribution basis.