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Talk by Joseph F. Pilat on “The Race between Technology Development and Containment of Proliferation Tendencies”

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  • October 08, 2012
    1500 hrs

    Venue: Board Room (Room No. 104), IDSA

    Speaker's Profile

    Joseph F. Pilat is a senior advisor in the National Security Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory, providing particular expertise in nuclear weapons, arms control, nonproliferation, counter-proliferation and counterterrorism. He is also a member of the Steering Committee at the University of California’s Institute on Conflict and Cooperation. He served as a special advisor to the Department of Energy representative at the 1986 Third Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and to the U.S. Delegation at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference. He also represented the Secretary of Defense at the Fourth NPT Review Conference in 1990 and at the Open Skies negotiations. He has been an assistant for nonproliferation policy in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Negotiations Policy. In addition, he was a senior research associate in the Congressional Research Service and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He received his B.A. in Philosophy in 1973, M.A. in Government in 1975 and his Ph.D. in European and Russian History from Georgetown University in 1982. He edited the 2007 book, Atoms for Peace: A Future after Fifty years?, published by Woodrow Wilson Centre Press and John Hopkins University Press.