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Distinguished Lecture Series: "Looking Beyond the Numbers: A Century's Experience with Arms Control"

Sandia National Laboratories

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

Distinguished Lecture Series: "Looking Beyond the...

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Speaker: Sandia Labs Director Stephen Younger

The United States has a century’s worth of experience with strategic arms control.  Starting with the naval treaties of the 1920s and 1930s, national leadership struggled to reduce the probability of future conflict by limiting the number and types of weapons.  In this talk I will discuss how these treaties succeeded in their near-term objectives but failed to prevent the Second World War.  A combination of rapid technological development, combined with clashing national ambitions, overcame the best efforts of the arms control community.  During the latter half of the twentieth century, treaties limited the numbers of nuclear weapons and limited their spread to a handful of countries. However, technological advances and new international tensions raise new concerns about the future of strategic weapons. There is no stasis in human affairs, but we can aspire to stability.  I will outline several options aimed at optimizing the probability of strategic stability in the coming century.

Co-sponsored by UNM's Global and National Security Policy Institute and Sandia National Laboratories. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Reception 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Presentation 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
  • Q & A session 8:45 pm- 9:00 pm

 

For more information please contact jazpric@sandia.gov

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UNM Division of Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)


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