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The Last Nuclear Security Summit: Continuous Improvement or Decline?

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The Last Nuclear Security Summit: Continuous Improvement or Decline?

Seminar
Series: Project on Managing the Atom Seminar Series
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
March 9, 2016
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Speaker: Matthew Bunn

Related Projects: Managing the Atom, Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Description:

The fourth in a series of global summit meetings focused on nuclear security — likely to be the last for some time — will occur in Washington March 31-April 1.  Meanwhile, recent events — including extended monitoring of a senior official of a facility with substantial stocks of HEU by Islamic State operatives — highlight the ever-evolving threat. Will the summit participants agree on approaches that will “keep this process alive and effective” after the summits end, as President Obama put it at the last summit?  Or will attention turn elsewhere, and nuclear security progress stall or even erode? In this MTA Seminar, Matthew Bunn will describe the ongoing threat, offer some previews of likely summit outcomes, and discuss some next steps to keep nuclear weapons and their essential ingredients out of terrorist hands.

Contact:

MTA Project Coordinator
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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Phone: 617-495-4219
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