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Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

Thu, Nov 14, 2013, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

Henry D. Sokolski
Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

Thursday, November 14
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Three schools of thought shape our current nuclear policies: Arms control professionals, nuclear “hawks,” and academic realists. Mr. Sokolski’s presentation will examine what each of these schools think, assess how adequate their analyses are, and suggest what yet needs to be considered if we are avoid future nuclear proliferation and use.

Sokolski 2008Henry D. Sokolski is Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) in Arlington, VA, and an Adjunct Professor at the Insti­tute of World Politics in Washington, DC. He previ­ously served as a military legislative aide and special assistant for nuclear energy affairs in the U.S. Senate, as Deputy for Nonproliferation Policy in the Cheney Pentagon, and as a member of the CIA’s Senior Advi­sory Group. Mr. Sokolski also was appointed by Con­gress to serve on the Deutch WMD (weapons of mass destruction) Commission and the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism. He has authored and edited numerous books on prolif­eration, including Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach? (Strategic Stud­ies Institute, 2013) and Best of Intentions: America’s Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation (Praeger 2001).