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The CTBTO and its Verification System: Current Challenges and Future Directions

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The CTBTO and its Verification System: Current Challenges and Future Directions

Seminar
Series: Project on Managing the Atom Seminar Series
Open to the Public - Neustadt Class Rm, Rubenstein G20
April 30, 2014
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Speaker: Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization

Related Projects: Managing the Atom, International Security, Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Description:

Dr. Lassina Zerbo has been the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization since August of 2013. In this Project on Managing the Atom seminar, he will discuss the state of the CTBTO and its Verification System.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Speaker Info:

Dr. Lassina Zerbo is the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, a position which he assumed on 1 August 2013. He previously served as Director of the International Data Centre (IDC) at the CTBTO since November 2004.

Zerbo is a national from Burkina Faso who completed his higher education in France, obtaining a PhD in Geophysics from the Université de Paris XI in 1993. He then embarked on an international career with both BHP-Billiton and Anglo American Plc. He joined BHP Minerals International in 1993 as a research geophysicist, subsequently working as project geophysicist for its Africa programmes from the Herndon office in Virginia, USA. He provided technical expertise to all BHP Minerals projects in airborne electromagnetics prior to joining Anglo American Exploration in 1995. Zerbo was promoted to Divisional Principal Geophysicist for Africa while supervising research and development projects in his field of expertise for most of the Anglo American projects in Africa, Asia and Australia.  In this role, he managed all Africa operations through projects across the continent.

Contact:

MTA Program Assistant
Project on Managing the Atom 79 John F. Kennedy St, Mailbox 134 Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Kennedy School
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
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