Speakers

Karl-Heinz Brunner

is a politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and was elected a member of the German Bundestag in 2013. He has been serving on the Defense Committee, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection, as well as an on the Subcommitte on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.

Since 2012, he is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Biberach. Previously, he worked as a business consultant, manager and legal counselor, and as an executive shareholder of a solar power company. Between 1990 and 2002, he served as the major of the city of Illertissen.

Brunner studied business administration, law administration, and management in Reutlingen, Munich, Starnberg and Bratislava.

Kelsey Davenport

is the Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association, where she provides research and analysis on the nuclear and missile programs in Iran, North Korea, India, and Pakistan and on nuclear security issues. Kelsey also reports on developments in these areas for the organization's journal Arms Control Today and runs the Arms Control Association’s project assessing the effectiveness of multilateral voluntary initiatives that contribute to nonproliferation efforts. Kelsey has been quoted in numerous outlets, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, AFP, Reuters, the Christian Science Monitor and The Guardian. She also provides commentary on nuclear and missile developments in Iran and North Korea for TV and radio outlets such as, CNN, BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, and NPR.

Kelsey joined the Arms Control Association in August 2011 as the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow. Prior to that, Kelsey worked at a think tank in Jerusalem where she focused on regional security and efforts to pursue a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. She holds a master’s degree in peace studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force.

Korbinian Frenzel

is the Primetime chief editor at Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Prior to this, he served as a research associate at the European Parliament in Brussels and as a radio presenter at Deutschlandradio. He studied political science in Berlin, Amsterdam and Aix-en-Provence.

Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm

is ICAN’s EU- and NATO-representative in Brussels. He is a cofounder and board member of ICAN Germany. Since 2015, he coordinates Transparency International’s euro zone program. Prior to that, he worked for the EU commission. Before ICAN was founded in 2013, he served as disarmament attaché for the pacific island Republic of Nauru at the United Nations in New York and took part in the negotiations for the UN Arms Trade Treaty. He grew up in Venice and Berlin and studied international relations, EU political economy, economics and anthropology in Berlin, Dresden, Buenos Aires and Bruges. Twitter: @leo_axt


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