Events

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Why Iran Negotiates as it Does

October 28, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
With Shahram Chubin, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Nonresident Senior Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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Brazil, Argentina, and the Road to the NPT

June 15, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
For several decades Argentina and Brazil sought to develop their own indigenous nuclear programs and tried to resist the expansion of the global non-proliferation regime. Deep mutual suspicion coupled with status competition colored their relationship and their standing in the face of the major nuclear powers. Starting in the 1980s, however, a range of mechanisms led to an emerging system of mutual inspections that transformed geopolitics in South America, defused threat perceptions, helped the civilian leadership extricate the military from the nuclear programs, and paved the way for entry into the NPT.
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Warsaw Pact: Wartime Statutes—Instruments of Soviet Control

April 05, 2011 // 1:00pm4:30pm
A collection of recently declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents demonstrates that in the early 1980s the U.S. government learned quickly of new Warsaw Pact planning instruments and accurately assessed the role that the Soviet Union's Warsaw Pact allies were expected to play in a conflict in Europe.
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Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

November 17, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Christopher Bright, Author, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era, Robert S. Norris, Natural Resources Defense Council
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The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain With the Bomb

October 07, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Avner Cohen, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Morton Halperin, Senior Adviser, Open Society Institute, Samuel W. Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Bruce Riedel, Former Senior Director, National Security Council, Near East Affairs
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The History of the Gas Centrifuge and Its Role in Nuclear Proliferation

January 20, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Houston G. Wood, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia; David Albright, President, Institute for Science and International Security; Jeffrey Lewis, Director, Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative, New America Foundation
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Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement

July 20, 2009 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Lawrence S. Wittner, State University of New York at Albany; David S. Patterson Yale University; Stan Riveles, Institute for Defense Analyses
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Book Launch—The Bomb: A New History

February 27, 2009 // 11:00am12:30pm
author Stephen M. Younger, former Senior Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Nuclear Challenge: Italian Foreign Policy and Atomic Weapons, 1945-1991

February 17, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Leopoldo Nuti, Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies; Amb. Richard Gardner, Columbia University; James Miller, Georgetown University and Department of State Foreign Service Institute
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The Manhattan Project and its Cold War Legacy

February 20, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Cynthia C. Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation, William Lanouette, writer and policy analyst, Robert Furman, retired Army Major, and head of the first atomic intelligence unit, and James Hershberg, The George Washington University,

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant