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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. May 3, 2017.

Air Force photo/2nd Lt. William Collette

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy

Wed., Nov. 7, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

Matthew Kroenig, Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University and the Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council, will discuss his new book The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy.

President Lyndon Johnson looking on as Secretary of State Dean Rusk prepares to sign the NPT, 1 July 1968.

Courtesy of Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Hegemon's Toolkit: U.S. Hegemony and the Politics of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Thu., Oct. 11, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program

The Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is widely credited with contributing to international security through its promotion of nuclear restraint. Whereas almost all states in the international system are members of the NPT, many of these states have not signed on to additional treaties and agreements designed to strengthen the regime. Having already committed to foreswear the possession of nuclear weapons, why would some NPT members avoid taking steps to further the treaty's proclaimed goals? States' affinity to U.S. global leadership explains such variation.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.