Washington, DC - 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 on July 14-15 at the Department of State’s George Marshall Auditorium and George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs, Henry Harding Auditorium.

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.

Speakers at this year’s event will include 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 July 14th sessions are open to the press, and will begin at 8:45am. It will be held at the George Marshall Auditorium at the Department of State. Pre-set time for cameras is at 8:15am from the 21st Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is at 8:30am from the 21st Street entrance.