Seeking Nominations: Arms Control Person(s) of the Year

By Jeff Abramson

The Arms Control Association seeks nominations for its annual Arms Control Person(s) of the Year competition.

Past winners include: Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) (2009), Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and his ministry’s Director-General for Security Policy and the High North Steffen Kongstad (2008), and U.S. Congressmen Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.) and David Hobson (R-Ohio) (2007).

In a year that featured the signing of a new strategic arms treaty, entry into force of a major conventional arms treaty, an unprecedented nuclear security summit, consensus at the NPT review conference, an 11 year-old mine victim catalyzing his country (Israel) to consider removing the weapons, and much more, there will be many great nominees.

Please make your suggestion by the end of this week by posting a comment to this entry. Nominations should include:

– Name of individual(s) or group(s) being nominated.

– One or two sentence rationale for nomination.

– Link to relevant online resource.

Please see past years’ competitions for examples and thanks for your suggestions. (Note comments are moderated and will not immediately be posted. Nominations can be emailed to jeff at armscontrol dot org, but we’d be happy to see a bit of discussion here on the blog.)

About Jeff Abramson

Deputy Director, Arms Control Association
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  2. anne penketh says:

    Would like to nominate Britain’s Des Browne for demonstrating that bipartisan support for multilateral nuclear disarmament is not only possible but necessary, in order to place national security above domestic politics. Des was the moving force behind the UK’s Top Level Group of parliamentarians for multilateral nuclear disarmament and the European Leaders Network, formed earlier this year, which will provide strong backing for the next steps after New START in years to come.


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