Last year, Joe Cirincione spoke about the threat of nuclear warfare. Unfortunately, the situation has not improved, but actually worsened. Now more than ever there is a risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world today, rendering useless the standing mutually assured destruction principle. These weapons, possessed by states large and small, stable and unstable, remain an ongoing nightmare and a horrifying reality.
Join Mr. Cirincione for a discussion on the best thinking and worst fears of experts specializing in nuclear warfare as the world’s worries continue to heat up. This includes outcomes and realities of the Iran nuclear deal and the threat and consequences of stumbling into a nuclear conflict.
Joe Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation, and the author of “Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons” and “Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late.” He served on the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is widely quoted in the media, is an MSNBC nuclear security expert and teaches at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
This program is generously underwritten by Doris Dewton & Richard Gretz and Laura Tumperi.
Note: the doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; the program will begin at 6 p.m.
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