Date(s) - 05/24/17
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Robert L. Gallucci, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Scott Sagan, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
In recent decades the United States has lead international efforts to halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. But many of President Trump’s statements on nuclear weapons suggest a coming shift in US policy. In questioning America’s security guarantees to its allies, criticizing the Iran nuclear deal, and calling for the strengthening of America’s nuclear capabilities, critics charge that the President is undermining global nonproliferation efforts. Could America’s new posture spark a renewed nuclear arms race? Or is an expanded and modernized nuclear deterrent critical to American security in an age of geopolitical instability and renewed great power rivalry?
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder is president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Prior to joining the Council in July 2013, Daalder served as the Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for more than four years. Daalder also served on the National Security Council staff as director for European Affairs from 1995-97.
Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Robert Gallucci is the distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Government. Previously Gallucci was president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and, prior to that, served as dean of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service for 13 years. He has held numerous government positions focusing on international security including ambassador-at-large and special envoy for the US Department of State, where he dealt with the threats posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. Gallucci also served as chief US negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994.
Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Scott Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University fellow in undergraduate education, and senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University. From 1984-1985, he served as special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Sagan has also served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense and at the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has authored numerous papers on nuclear strategy and proliferation.
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