Ballistic Missile Defense: Technical, Strategic and Arms Control Challenges

On June 6th, 2013, the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Federation of American Scientists hosted a event during which a panel of experts discussed the technical, strategic, and arms control challenges for ballistic missile defense. These included issues such as ballistic missile defense capabilities, realistic testing for reliability and effectiveness, countermeasures, and strategic considerations such as the relationship of current and proposed programs to arms control with Russia and China.


  • Hon. Philip Coyle, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
  • Dr. George Lewis, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University
  • Bruce MacDonald, Federation of American Scientists & Johns Hopkins University/ SAIS


  • Dr. Pierce Corden, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Dr. Charles Ferguson, Federation of American Scientists