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Chernobyl: The First Domino in the Fall of the Soviet Union

Wed, Sep 14, 2022, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Featuring: Cpt. Wendell Bryant
Location: The Institute of World Politics - 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

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Chernobyl: The First Domino in the Fall of the Soviet Union

Cpt. Wendell Bryant
IWP M.A. Candidate for Statecraft and National Security Affairs (’23)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
4:00-5:00 PM EDT

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St. NW
Washington D.C. 20036
Marlatt Mansion, Commodore Barry Room
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This lecture is part of the Student Speaker Series and Intermarium Lecture Series.


About the Lecture: The paper sets the stage for the stressors the Soviet Union was dealing with in the 1980s and dives into how Chernobyl not only accelerated, but caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. The straw that broke the camel’s back as it were. The Soviet Union’s love of secrets and deception would become their undoing as their web of lies became exposed to the world following the accident.

About the Speaker: Wendell P. Bryant III is an M.A. candidate for Statecraft and National Security Affairs, focusing on National Defense. His primary interest is the emerging technologies in cyberwarfare namely Artificial Intelligence and Mass Data Collection, and ultimately their significant importance in continuing to ensure U.S. national security now and into the future. Originally from Tennessee and a Captain in the United States Army, he enjoys all sports with a special place in his heart for Ultimate Frisbee, an avid lover of movies and shows, video games, reading, writing, food experimentation, socializing, poker, and politics.

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