Date & Time
May 31, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Ballroom
211 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, VA, 22903
Nuclear weapons are front and center in today’s international news. As North Korea, Russia, and China build larger and more capable nuclear arsenals, other countries are weighing whether to join the nuclear club. How should the United States confront this dangerous world? Professor Todd Sechser will discuss the nuclear challenges facing the United States today and will provide an up-to-date assessment of North Korea, Iran, and other nuclear hotspots around the globe.
Pamela Feinour Edmonds and Franklin S. Edmonds Discovery Professor of Politics and Public Policy; Senior Fellow, Miller Center
Todd S. Sechser (PhD, Stanford University) is the Pamela Feinour Edmonds and Franklin S. Edmonds Discovery Professor of Politics and Public Policy, and a Senior Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. He is coauthor of the book Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy (2017), and his research on nuclear deterrence, coercive diplomacy, military technology, and other topics has appeared in a variety of academic journals and news media. Dr. Sechser was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a John M. Olin National Security Fellow at Harvard University, and regularly consults for several government and military agencies. He is also the director of the Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation, a multi-university working group studying the effects of new technologies on international security.