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Ambassador Adam Scheinman on Nuclear Proliferation

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Cohen Hall, 402


The International Relations Program invites you to a discussion about international security within the context of nuclear proliferation with President Obama’s Special Representative for Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Ambassador Adam Scheinman. 

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North Korea’s claim that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test on January 6, 2016 reminded the world of the threat that nuclear weapons pose to international security. Additionally, the specter of weapons of mass destruction proliferation in the Middle East, along with the pursuit of ballistic missile technology, pose an increasingly challenging policy conundrum. Yet, the United States has still not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, a legally binding global ban on nuclear explosive testing. This is despite the United States’ own unilateral moratorium on such testing. How would the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty mitigate the ability of countries such as North Korea from advancing their nuclear weapons capabilities?  What are the prospects for U.S. ratification of the treaty and the pursuit of a nonproliferation agenda? Join Ambassador Adam Scheinman for a discussion of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and nuclear nonproliferation.

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The Honorable Adam Scheinman is the Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, sworn in on September 22, 2014. Prior to this assignment he served as director for nonproliferation on the White House National Security Staff, where he oversaw all aspects of U.S. multilateral nuclear policy. From 1999 to 2009, he held a number of positions in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, including Assistant Deputy Administrator in the Office of Nonproliferation and International Security; Director in the Office of Export Control Policy and Cooperation in the Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation; and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation and National Security. He has a BA from Cornell University and an MA from George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs.