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Release No: 068-12
November 29, 2012

DOD to Host Cooperative Threat Reduction Symposium

            The Department of Defense will host a Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) symposium Dec. 3, 2012 at the National Defense University at Fort McNair. The theme for the symposium is “Partnering for a More Secure World.”

             The symposium will bring together WMD experts and thought leaders from across government, Congress, academia, and the international community to discuss the evolution and future of the CTR program. It will feature remarks by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and a moderated discussion with Senators Sam Nunn (D-Ga., retired) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.).  In addition, senior U.S. and international officials will participate in panel discussions on how CTR can contribute to achieving international security goals. 

             Media representatives are invited to attend all the sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Click here for the schedule of events for the CTR symposium. Media who wish to attend the symposium should reply by calling 703-697-5131 by 5 p.m. EDT, Nov. 30, 2012, and plan to arrive not later than 10:00 a.m. to facilitate base entry and symposium registration.  Media members should provide their name, positions, sponsoring organization, contact information, and make, model and license plate information for the vehicle that will be operated on the date of the event.

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