International Order & Conflict

Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nuclear Proliferation

Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nuclear Proliferation
A Book Release Event

In the U.S. and around the world, governments have made the growth and global development of nuclear power a top priority. Nuclear power supporters have argued that the attendant nuclear weapons proliferation dangers are manageable either by making future nuclear plants more “proliferation-resistant” or by strengthening International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards and acquiring more timely intelligence on proliferators. How sound is this view?

The event marked the release of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center’s latest research publication, “Moving Beyond Pretense:  Nuclear Power and Nuclear Proliferation.”

View event below or here.

WHAT: Panel discussion on the risks of nuclear power and release of NPEC’s latest publication, “Moving Beyond Pretense:  Nuclear Power and Nuclear Proliferation.”

WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington DC, 20036

WHEN: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1 PM

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Brian Finlay, Managing Director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative, The Stimson Center

Brian Finlay is the managing director at Stimson and also directs the Center’s Managing Across Boundaries initiative, which looks for innovative government responses — at the international, national and regional levels — and for smart public-private partnerships to mitigate transnational security threats and ameliorate development challenges. His areas of expertise include nonproliferation, transnational crime, counter-trafficking, supply chain security, and private sector engagement.

Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

Henry Sokolski is the Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC). He also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment, as a consultant to the National Intelligence Council, and as a member of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Senior Advisory Group.

Matthew Kroenig, Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Matthew Kroenig is an Associate Professor and International Relations Field Chair in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. Dr. Kroneig is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. From July 2010 to July 2011, he was a Special Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense on a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, where he worked on defense policy and strategy for Iran. Previously, in 2005, he worked as a strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he authored the first-ever, US government strategy for deterring terrorist networks.

Patrick S. Roberts, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Patrick S. Roberts is an associate professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the Associate Chair of CPAP and the program director for CPAP Northern Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia, and he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow, one at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and another at the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University. Patrick has published in a variety of scholarly and popular journals.


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