Nuclear Security


The nuclear status quo is changing. Nine nations are declared nuclear powers—and non-state actors are upending cold war era strategy. How can leaders stop countries from acquiring nuclear weapons, keep nuclear materials out of the hands of non-state actors and protect nuclear facilities from potential terrorist attacks?

Featured Guests

  • Richard Betts, Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; Director of the International Security Policy Program, Columbia University
  • Ambassador Nick Burns, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ambassador Richard Burt, Former Chief Negotiator in the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) with the Soviet Union
  • Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics Emeritus, MIT
  • Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), U.S. House of Representatives
  • Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law & Security; Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law
  • Rose Gottemoeller, Former Under Secretary of State
  • Meg Jacobs, Author, Panic at the Pump; Research Scholar, Princeton University
  • Austin Long, Associate Professor, Columbia University
  • Richard G. Lugar, President, The Lugar Center; Former U.S. Senator (R-IN)
  • Zia Mian, Physicist, Co-Director, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
  • Todd S. Sechser, Associate Professor, University of Virginia
  • Christine Wing, Resident Senior Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, NYU