The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) only seems to increase continuously, with today's headlines featuring the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Civil War, rising tensions surrounding nuclear weapons development in Iran and North Korea, and a renewed emphasis on ballistic missile capabilities by both the United States and Russia.
YPFP is honored to host Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana, Ret.) to discuss this topic through the lens of his experience co-authoring and implementing the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (CTR). Perhaps better known as the "Nunn-Lugar CTR" after Lugar and fellow co-author Senator Sam Nunn, the program became one of the most impactful frameworks for arms control following the Cold War.
Join YPFP and Senator Lugar as we discuss his insights into successful threat reduction and we work together to apply the cooperative threat reduction framework to the next generation of global threats.
When: Tuesday, November 7 | 7-8:30PM
Where: Indiana University Washington DC Office
U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar (Ret.)
Senator Richard G. Lugar is the President of The Lugar Center, a non-profit organization focusing on global food security, WMD nonproliferation, aid effectiveness, and bipartisan governance. A fifth generation Hoosier who left the Senate as the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history, Senator Lugar exercised leadership on critical issues such as food security, nuclear non-proliferation, energy independence, and free trade, serving as Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1985-1987 and again from 2003-2007.
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