CMC Distinguished Speaker Series

    Past Speaker Events

    • U.S.-China Strategic Competition: Beyond the Rhetoric
      Aug. 29, 2022, LTG Charles W. Hooper (Ret.) 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 […]
    • Science in Service of Diplomacy: Fostering Connections
      Jan. 25, 2021, Laura S. H. Holgate 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, will discuss the importance of scientific and technical knowledge […]
    • NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
      Nov. 19, 2020, Dr. Brent K. Park Dr. Park discusses 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 Rose Gottemoeller discusses 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 […]
    • Arms Control and Disarmament: Adjusting to a New Era
      May. 20, 2020, Dr. Christopher Ford With more than 20 years working in public service, 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 […]