Past Event

Thomas Countryman, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, International Security and Nonproliferation

Fri, Oct 26 2012 - 12:00pm

Addressing Next-Generation Proliferation Challenges

Thomas Countryman, U.S. Assistant Secretary, International Security and Nonproliferation
Paul Carroll, Program Director, Ploughshares Fund - Moderator

The nuclear threat did not die with the Cold War, and with nations such as Iran and North Korea indicating they're not afraid to flex their nuclear muscles, the U.S. and the world need to be ready to figure out what to do next. Career diplomat Countryman is responsible for nonproliferation efforts; ensuring nuclear energy and biological research is being used for peaceful purposes; nuclear security; and regulating the international trade of destabilizing conventional weapons. Join Countryman as he comes to San Francisco for a meeting of the G8 Nonproliferation Directors Group. He will speak to The Commonwealth Club on the global nonproliferation regime and some of the major multilateral diplomatic efforts to address proliferation challenges.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost:
$20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, students free (with valid ID)