With 25 years of experience in the area of international nuclear security cooperation, Ms. Dickerson will share her experiences traveling to over 60 countries and 7 continents to secure nuclear materials so they don’t fall into the hands of terrorists. From Russia to North Korea, she’ll share perspectives on the evolving threat and the U.S. response to protect the United States and the world from nuclear terrorism. 
Sarah Dickerson is the Senior Advisor for Nuclear Security Affairs at the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). Prior to this, she served as the Director for Nuclear Threat Reduction at the National Security Council where she led interagency efforts to develop nuclear security policies for the U.S. Government.  She formerly directed DOE/NNSA’s Office of Nuclear Material Removals where she was responsible for managing global efforts to remove and/or eliminate excess highly enriched uranium and plutonium material so it could not fall into the hands of terrorists.  She also previously served as the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Former Soviet Union and Asian Threat Reduction for DOE/NNSA’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI). Prior to her employment at DOE/NNSA, Ms. Dickerson worked for Sandia National Laboratories for 13 years as a physical protection expert and project manager. Last year, Ms. Dickerson received the coveted Arthur S. Flemming Award in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments while working in the federal government.