The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies presents the 16th Annual Margolis
"Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe"
with Dr. Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard 's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Monday, May 21, 2007
Social Science Lecture Hall 100
Reception following lecture in Social Science Plaza.
A limited supply of Dr. Allison's book entitled "Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe" (Henry Holt & Co., 2005) will be available for purchase and signing. Graham Allison is Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard 's John F. Kennedy School of Government. As "Founding Dean" he built the School of Government. Under his leadership, from 1977 to 1989, a small, undefined program grew twenty-fold to become a major professional school of public policy and government. Dr. Allison has served as Special Advisor to the Secretary of Defense under President Reagan and as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy and Plans under President Clinton, where he coordinated DOD strategy and policy towards Russia, Ukraine, and the other states of the former Soviet Union. He has the sole distinction of having twice been awarded the Department of Defense's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Public Service Medal, first by Secretary Caspar Weinberger and second by Secretary William Perry. He served as a member of the Defense Policy Board for Secretaries Weinberger, Carlucci, Cheney, Aspin, Perry and Cohen. Dr. Allison's publications include: Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (1971), recently released in an updated and revised second edition (1999), which ranks among the best-sellers in political science with more than 400,000 copies in print; Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact (2000); and Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy: Containing the Threat of Loose Russian Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Material (1996). Dr. Allison's latest book, Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, was published in 2004 and is now in its third printing and was selected by the New York Times as one of the "100 most notable books of 2004."
This lecture is free and open to the public.
The Margolis Lecture is also supported by UCI's Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) and the UC-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC).