CMC Distinguished Speaker Series

    Past Speaker Events

    • Advancing Risk Reduction and Arms Control Objectives in the Evolving Strategic Environment
      April 26, 2023 | Mallory Stewart, the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (AVC) at the U.S. Department of State, discussed current U.S. risk reduction and arms control objectives.
    • China’s Approach to Strategic Deterrence
      March 9, 2023 | Dr. Michael S. Chase, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, gave a virtual talk on China’s approach to strategic deterrence. Dr. Chase is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on China issues and is the single hub for policy and strategy development, […]
    • U.S.-China Strategic Competition: Beyond the Rhetoric
      Aug. 29, 2022 | Lieutenant General (LTG) Charles W. Hooper (Ret.), a Senior Counselor with The Cohen Group and former Director of the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, discussed the strategic competition between the United States and China for geopolitical primacy in the Indo-Pacific. From his perspective as one of […]
    • Science in Service of Diplomacy: Fostering Connections
      Jan. 25, 2021 | Laura S. H. Holgate, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency and current Vice President for Materials Risk Management at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, discussed the importance of scientific and technical knowledge to the understanding, creation, […]
    • NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
      Nov. 19, 2020 | Dr. Brent K. Park discussed the importance of technical expertise and scientific collaboration to the future of nuclear nonproliferation. A recording of Dr. Park’s talk can be viewed here.
    • From the Russell-Einstein Manifesto to Beyond New START
      Jul. 28, 2020 | Rose Gottemoeller discussed the value of international scientific cooperation in the national security field. Her talk considers history from the 1950s to the current day, from the early scientists’ groups such as Pugwash, to the urgent work of fissile material control in Russia in the 1990s, […]
    • Arms Control and Disarmament: Adjusting to a New Era
      May 20, 2020 | Dr. Christopher Ford previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation at the National Security Council. In 2006, Dr. Ford served as the U.S. Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation, where he was responsible for U.S. diplomacy […]