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Risk and Reality: Nuclear Weapons in the Age of Instability

  • 06:00 PM
  • 970-476-0954

Risk and Reality: Nuclear Weapons in the Age of Instability


With Robert Einhorn

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m.

Grand Hyatt Vail | Vail

Worldwide nuclear dangers are becoming more acute. With ambitious nuclear modernization programs underway in several countries, the sharp deterioration of U.S. relations with Russia and China, the unraveling of U.S.-Russian arms control agreements and the Iran nuclear deal, heightened tensions between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and the denuclearization of North Korea exceedingly unlikely, the prospect of nuclear war is greater today than it has been for decades.
Join us for a special program in which Robert Einhorn will address these challenges. In the course of his 35-year career at the U.S. Department of State, Einhorn participated in most major arms control negotiations including strategic arms talks with the Soviet Union, missile negotiations with North Korea and negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Einhorn will survey current nuclear risks, discuss prospects for preserving elements of the existing arms control regime (including the U.S.-Russian New START Treaty), assess the likelihood of additional countries acquiring nuclear weapons, and propose measures to reduce the possibility of nuclear war and nuclear proliferation.
Robert Einhorn is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy program of Brookings where he focuses on arms control (U.S.-Russia and multilateral), nonproliferation and regional security issues (including Iran, the greater Middle East, South Asia and Northeast Asia) and U.S. nuclear weapons policies and programs.
Einhorn previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation in the Bill Clinton administration, during which he headed missile talks with North Korea. During the Barack Obama administration, he served as the Secretary of State’s Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control. In that capacity, he played a leading role in the formulation and execution of U.S. policy toward Iran’s nuclear program, supported nonproliferation goals through diplomatic contacts with China, Russia, and key non-aligned countries and addressed nuclear security and strategic stability challenges in South Asia. 
This program is underwritten by Dr. Andrew & Lynn Kaufman and Laura Tumperi
The Geopolitics Series is graciously underwritten by Cindy Engles

Due to the Coronavirus situation, we’re trying to reschedule this program and will keep you updated.