6/9/2015: Update: Registration has closed for this event.
Former Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the U.S. Department of State, Ret. Dean of School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Co-Sponsored by The Center for Middle East Studies at University of Denver
5:30 - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception
6:00 - 7:15 pm: Talk and Q+A
During the first two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War we saw enormous reductions in the stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Two more disarmament agreements were reached between Russia and the US, and The Four Horseman -- Kissinger, Schultz, Perry and Nunn -- argued passionately for the complete dismantlement of all nuclear weapons. The President's Prague speech declared "nuclear zero" a realistic goal. But not everybody was listening. In the Middle-East, South Asia and Northeast Asia, in Russia and in China, nuclear weapons have become increasingly important to states concepts of power and security. The implications for deterrence, peace and stability are profound. Join us on June 9th to learn more.
About Robert Gallucci:
Robert L. Gallucci is a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He was President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation from 2009 until 2014. This followed his thirteen year tenure as Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Previously, as Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the U.S. State Department, he dealt with the threats posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He was chief U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994. He was also Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, and served as the Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq after the first Gulf War. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Brandeis University.