Nuclear Proliferation & Global Terrorism

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Nuclear Proliferation & Global Terrorism

William Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense under Clinton administration. Osher at Dartmouth's Summer Lecture Series: Global Challenges Confronting the United States.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

The relations between the United States and Russia are as hostile as they were during the Cold War. This chilling return to Cold War nuclear dangers, in addition to the more recent prospect of nuclear terrorism (extremist groups like ISIL and al Qaeda) and regional nuclear conflicts (North Korea, India, and Pakistan) leads me to conclude that the likelihood of a nuclear catastrophe today is greater than it was during the Cold War. One thing is very clear: U.S. policies are totally inadequate for addressing these existential dangers. It should be the highest priority for this administration to develop policies that recognize this new reality, and then to devise new, robust programs that can mitigate them. What is at stake is nothing short of saving our civilization.

WILLIAM PERRY, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
William J. Perry’s career has spanned academia, industry, entrepreneurship, government, and diplomacy. Perry served as the 19th Secretary of Defense for the United States from February 1994 to January 1997. In 2007, Perry, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger together formed the Nuclear Security Project, articulating practical steps to reduce nuclear dangers. Perry founded the William J. Perry Project in 2013, to engage and educate the public on the dangers of nuclear weapons. In 2015 he published My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, a personal account of his lifelong effort to reduce nuclear danger. Perry is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor (emeritus) at Stanford University. He will sign copies of his book after the lecture.

Free admission to Dartmouth College faculty, staff, and students. Please show your Dartmouth ID at the door.

Thursdays, July 13 - August 24
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College

Non-member Series Ticket: $120
Osher Member Series Ticket: $95
Single Lecture: $25

For more information, contact:
Laura Belback
(603) 646-0154

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.