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Eliminating nuclear weapons subject of talk by Bruce Blair, Oct. 5

Oct 5, 2009 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Bowl 016
Open to the Public

The Woodrow Wilson School will host a public lecture with Bruce Blair, President of the World Security Institute and expert on U.S. and Russian security policies, titled, "The Strategy of the Global Zero Campaign for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 5, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Blair specializes in nuclear forces and command-control systems. He has frequently testified before Congress and has taught security studies as a visiting professor at Yale and Princeton universities. In 1999, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship Prize for his work and leadership on de-alerting nuclear forces.

Blair founded the World Security Institute, a nonprofit organization, in 2000 to promote independent research and journalism on global affairs. The Institute focuses on issues surrounding international law; defense policy and military reform; missile defense; nuclear weapons; small arms trade; space security; conflicts and war; foreign affairs reporting; oil, gas and energy security; and Cuba. He is also publisher of Washington ProFile, the Washington Observer, Washington Prism and Taqrir Washington.

Blair was a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution from 1987 to 2000 and served as a project director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment from 1982 to 1985. From 1970 to 1974, Blair served in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a Minuteman ICBM launch control officer and support officer for the Strategic Air Command’s Airborne Command Post.

He is the author of numerous books and articles on security issues in such publications as Scientific American, National Interest, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. His books include “Strategic Command and Control,” winner of the Edgar S. Furniss Award for its contribution to the study of national security; “Crisis Stability and Nuclear War;” “The Logic of Accidental Nuclear War;” and “Global Zero Alert for Nuclear Forces.” He is currently writing a new book on U.S. strategic policy.

Blair did his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois and received his Ph.D. in operations research from Yale University.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program on Science and Global Security. It is free and open to the public.

Bruce Blair, President of the World Security Institute and expert on U.S. and Russian security policies