BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979: Seminars
Annual Report Chapter, BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979
Other Chapters in BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979:
- BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979: Related Professional Activities
- BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979: Former Members Of The Research Staff
- BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979: Overview
- BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979: Organization and Personnel
- BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979: Research and Publications
- BCSIA Annual Report, 1978-1979: Other Program Activities
BCSIA: 1978-1979 ANNUAL REPORT
This year the Center sponsored three series of seminars: the Harvard Arms Control Seminar, the CSIA Visitors'' Seminar, and the CSIA Research Seminar.
Harvard Arms Control Seminar
Twelve Arms Control Seminars were conducted before audiences ranging in size from 50 to 200. Following each seminar, a smaller group of changing composition met for dinner and discussion with the invited speaker.
Speakers and their topics were as follows:
Director, Program in Science, Technology and Public Affairs, University of California; Consultant to Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, "Multiple Aim Point Systems and Arms Control"
Chief, Office of Operations Analysis, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency "Reassessment of Civil Defense"
Assistant Director for National Security, International and Space Affairs, Office of Science and Technology Policy,
Executive Office of the President "Science, Technology and U.S.-China Relations"
President, Council on Foreign Relations "The Promise and Problems of U.S.-China Relations"
Special Advisor to the Secretary of State "Review of Current U.S.-Soviet Relations"
Assistant Director for International Security Affairs, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency "Interaction of SALT and European Security"
Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government; CSIA Fellow "Nuclear Weapons in their Proper Place"
Fred C. Ikle
Former Director of U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency "Reflections on SALT and Other Arms Control
Director of U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency "SALT III''
Institute Professor of Physics, M.I.T. "How Much Is Enough?"
Undersecretary for Research and Engineering. Department of Defense "Maintaining Strategic Deterrence in the 1980s"
Chief Scientist, Department of Energy, U.K. "Energy and International Security"
Twenty-four Visitors Seminars were held during the year. Normally participation was limited to 20-30 individuals, thus providing a forum suitable for in-depth discussions with the visiting experts.
Speakers and their topics appear below:
Secretary of State for Education and Science, U.K. "United States-European Relations"
Author and Consultant Physicist on Energy "Soft Energy Paths"
Director of General Electric, U.K. "Random Reflections on the Ups and Downs of the European Nuclear Industry"
Executive Director, Center for European Studies and Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University "Prospects for Camp David"
Assistant Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency "Restraining Arms Sales: Prospects and Opportunities"
Visiting Professor from Tel Aviv University at Cornell University, Department of Government "The Camp David Agreements— Political, Strategic, and Arms Control Implications"
U.S. Ambassador to Italy "An Analysis of Current Problems in Atlantic Relations"
Former Director of U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency "Informal Discussion"
Chef-de-Cabinet to Roy Jenkins, European Economic Community "The European Monetary System"
Former Director, Chatham House, U.K. "Political Issues in Making Multinational Arrangements Relating to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle"
"Irani Perspective on Energy Issues"
Pan Heuristics "Energy: The Easy Path"
Chief of Social Impact Staff, Weapons Evaluation and Control Bureau, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Professor of Sociology; Chairman, Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University "Why Japan is Number One"
Program on Science, Technology and Society, Cornell University, Michael Pollak Research Sociologist, Cornell University "Political Parties and the Nuclear Debate in France and Germany"
Samuel P. Huntington
Professor of Government and Director of CFIA, Harvard University, "U.S. Strategy"
Chief of Policy Planning, Quai d''Orsay "A French View on Arms Control"
Political Science Department, Duke University "The U.S., Japan and the Asian Arms Trade"
Journalist and SPD Member of Parliament, F.R.G. "Military Strategy and Security Problems" (co-hosted with Center for European Studies)
Hebrew University, Jerusalem "A Conceptual View of the Egyptian-Israeli Settlement"
University of Edinburgh, Scotland "Origins of the Soviet Strategic Weapons Program"
Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of oceans and International Environmental and Scientific
Affairs, "The Growing Role of Science and Technology in Foreign Policy"
Marvin M. Miller
Research Technical Staff, Energy Lab, M.I.T. "Heavy Water and Non-Proliferation"
Arms Control Specialist,
Union of Concerned Scientists
"Strategic Surveillance: How America Checks
Soviet Compliance with SALT"
Assistant Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London "Security Issues and U.S.-European Relations"
The Research Seminars provided the opportunity for members of the Center''s research staff to report on their work in progress and to obtain their colleagues'' reactions. To facilitate the free flow of ideas, these seminars were informal and off-the-record, and attendance was limited to members of the staff, members of the Advisory Committee, the Faculty of the Kennedy School of Government, and other individuals invited by the speaker.
The schedule of speakers and their topics appears below:
Dorothy S. Zinberg "Blue Trout, Black Truffles, and Nuclear Waste— A European Trip Report"
Stephen Meyer "Nuclear Proliferation: Some Empirical Findings"
Jane M. 0. Sharp "Conference Report: Pugwash, IISS, and Random Thoughts from the Balkans"
"Observations on Japanese Security"
"The Congressional Debate on the Fast Breeder"
Ron Ronen "The Dynamics of the Middle East Conflict"
Joseph Nye "Reflections on Washington"
Thane Gustafson "What''s New in Soviet Management of Technological Innovation (including Some
Thoughts on East-West Technology Transfer and Soviet Military Procurement)
"The F-16 and the Congress"
"The Bomb, the Unconscious and Eternity"
"Energy and Security: The Issues and the Myths"
Among the individuals who visited CSIA during 1978-79 and were engaged in informal discussions with CSIA members and others were: Ben Read, Voice of America; Gene Rochlin, Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley; Mischa Scorer, SCIENCE Magazine, England; Lord Solly Zuckerman, England; F. Kemna, DIE ZEIT, Germany; Sergey Sementsov, Moscow State University, USSR; Felice Gaer, Ford Foundation; Congressman Les Aspin; Jorge Sabatov, Former Member of Argentina''s Atlantic Energy Commission; Nigel Calder, BBC, London; Professor Bruce Smith, Columbia University; Andreas Kohlschiitter, DIE ZEIT, Germany; Dr. Karl Kaiser, Bonn, Germany; Thomas Watson, IBM; MajorGeneral Gerald Cooke, Commander, AFIT; Stan Sienkiewicz, Department of Defense; Enid Schoettle, Frank Sutton, Ford Foundation; Pierre Lellouche, Institut Franqais des Relations Internationales, Paris; Colonel de Noray and Captain d''Harcourt, French National Defense Ministry, Paris.
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