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Speakers

Jennifer Chalmers
Maritime Sanctions Advisor
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Security & Nonproliferation, Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives


Ms. Chalmers is a maritime sanctions advisor in the Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN). Ms. Chalmers joined the Department in 2004 and has worked in the office of Counterproliferation Initiatives since 2006 to develop, implement, and improve counterproliferation policies, which are designed to impede the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The office works closely with the White House and other agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, and Justice, and with the intelligence community, to develop and implement appropriate diplomatic, defense, law enforcement, and rapid response options, and other international measures designed to combat the proliferation of WMD.

Ms. Chalmers has focused exclusively on disrupting illicit maritime trade for the past five years, and before that was the Defensive Measures team chief directing efforts against North Korea, Iran and Syria. Jen joined the Department in 2004 as a Presidential Management Fellow and in her career has served on special assignments to Afghanistan and Syria. She received a Masters Degree in International Security Affairs from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2004.