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Hoover Institution Hosts NPEC Panel on Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

On July 14, 2015, the Hoover Institution hosted a seminar focusing on two new books on nuclear proliferation. The first was NPEC's latest book, Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future. The second book, The War That Must Never Be Foughtwas co-edited by George P. Shultz's and James Goodby.

A video of the event is available below.

Jul 14, 2015

 

On July 14, 2015 the Hoover Institution hosted a seminar focusing on two new books on nuclear proliferation. The first book discussed, Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future, was written by NPEC's executive director, Henry Sokolski. It explores what we may be up against over the next few decades and how we currently think about the future. Will nuclear weapons spread in the next 20 years to more nations than just North Korea and possibly Iran? How great will the consequences be? What can be done? It was discussed on a panel featuring Charles Lutes, Director of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at National Defense University, and Greg Thielmann, Senior Fellow at the Arms Control Association. The panel was moderated by Harvey Rishikof of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law & National Security.

The second book, The War That Must Never Be Fought, is co-edited by former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz and former U.S. Ambassador James E. Goodby. This book examines the dilemmas of deterrence at global and regional levels and suggests new institutional mechanisms to create conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.
 

Hoover-NPEC Nuclear Proliferation Seminar

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
10:30am - 2:00pm

Location: The Hoover Institution
The Johnson Center
1399 New York Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

 

10:30am --How Peaceful Will Our Nuclear Future Be?

Will nuclear weapons spread in the next 20 years to more nations than just North Korea and possibly Iran? What is the current thinking about these trends? What might help? The discussion will refer to a recently published book by Henry Sokolski, entitled Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future.

Panelists:

Charles Lutes
Director, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University

Henry Sokolski
Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

Greg Thielmann
Senior Fellow, Arms Control Association

Moderator:

Harvey Rishikof
Chair, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security

12:00pm -- Working Lunch

Keynote Speaker:

Lord Browne of Ladyton
Former UK Minister of Defence and Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative

12:45pm--Approaching the Tipping Point: A Global Effort to Forestall Proliferation

The world has lately taken a turn for the worse with one result being a rising threat of nuclear proliferation. In order to reduce and eliminate this threat, regional and global joint enterprises are essential. The discussion will refer to a recently published book edited by George P. Shultz and James E. Goodby, entitled The War That Must Never Be Fought: Dilemmas of Nuclear Deterrence.

Panelists:

Ambassador James E. Goodby
Annenberg Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution

Dr. Michael J. Mazarr
Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Ambassador Steven Pifer
Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Brookings Institution; Senior Fellow, Arms Control Association

Moderator:

Lord Browne

 

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founded in 1994 to promote a better understanding of strategic weapons proliferation issues. NPEC educates policymakers, journalists,
and university professors about proliferation threats and possible new policies and measures to meet them.
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