Despite the Cold War ending nearly 30 years ago, Russia and the United States still maintain robust nuclear arsenals and both states are pursuing new nuclear weapons programs. And with the last nuclear arms control pact left between the United States and Russia expiring in 2021, there will be no limits on either states’ nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly 50 years. Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion on the current state of U.S. nuclear policy and how policy is made with Michelle Dover, Program Director at Ploughshares Fund, and Stephen Miles, Executive Director of Win Without War.
About the Speakers
Stephen Miles is the Executive Director of Win Without War. Stephen is a veteran of campaign politics with a strong background in grassroots advocacy. He previously worked for the global campaigning organization Avaaz, as well as on multiple federal, state, and local electoral campaigns, and as the Executive Director of the American Hellenic Council. Stephen is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Tulane University with academic expertise in humanitarian interventions and Middle Eastern politics.
Win Without War is a diverse network of activists and organizations working for a more peaceful, progressive US foreign policy.
Michelle Dover is Program Director at Ploughshares Fund, providing strategic guidance on grantmaking and performance. Michelle is a former researcher at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Nonproliferation Fellow at the NNSA. Michelle graduated from University of Denver and American University, studying international relations and conflict resolution.
Ploughshares Fund is a global peace and security foundation dedicated to reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons.