Event – On Banning the Bomb: A Critique

Brad Roberts, Director for the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

On July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly passed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with the goal of the total elimination of nuclear weapons. The United States has opposed such a treaty, however, since global security concerns continue to make nuclear deterrence necessary. Join Dr. Roberts for a review of the arguments.

Introduction by Chargé d‘Affaires Nicole Shampaine, U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna

Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Amerika Haus, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

To register, email ViennaPrograms@state.gov

Brad Roberts served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy from 2009 to 2013, working as Policy Director of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review. He has also been a consulting professor and William Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University.