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Redefining National Security in the Time of Pandemics

May 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Redefining National Security in the Time of Pandemics; Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund

 The spread of covid-19 has resulted in a truly global crisis, and has us reevaluating what national preparedness and international cooperation mean. What has the current crisis taught us about the shifts we must make in national security policy? National security expert Joseph Cirincione examines the growing calls for  Redefining National Security in the Time of Pandemics.

Joseph Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. He is also the host of Press The Button, a weekly national security podcast. Cirincione is the author of the books Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats.

He has worked on nuclear weapons policy in Washington for over 35 years and is considered one of the top experts in the field. He served previously as Vice President for National Security at the Center for American Progress, director for non-proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment, and senior associate at Stimson Center. He worked for nine years as professional staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Armed Services and Government Operations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. He is published widely around the world and teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service.

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May 5, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm