Colonel Leslie Callahan Memorial Endowment Presentation by Jan M. Lodal

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Full Summary: Leslie Callahan, for whom the memorial endowment is named, enjoyed a long and distinguished military career, serving in both the Philippines and Korea. Before his retirement from the US Army as a Colonel with 25 years of service, he had completed overseas and academic tours and held command and staff assignments related to technological development of air defense, guided missiles, avionics, and elecommunication systems. A 1944 graduate of the US Military Academy, he earned his master’s degree (1951) and Ph.D. (1961) in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the GT faculty in 1969 and taught ISYE courses for 16 years. He also played a major role in developing graduate Military Operations Research programs for DoD personnel. He established the Callahan Endowment in 1993.

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Center for International Strategy, Technology, & Policy

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Colonel Leslie Callahan Memorial Endowment

Presentation and Discussion:

Jan M. Lodal

The Next Step in Arms Control:

A Nuclear Control Regime

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 3:00-4:30pm
Georgia Institute of Technology

Wardlaw Center, Gordy Room

177 North Avenue, NW

Atlanta, GA 30332


Tensions are mounting in the Middle East, South Asia, and Korean peninsula that could lead to catastrophic global consequences.  Oil prices could skyrocket, the global market could be in shambles, and the US may be pulled into yet another war.  In a time of suspicion and uncertainty, all eyes are focused on the outcome. Are sanctions and diplomacy enough?  Is there any way to stabilize nuclear security or are we doomed to repeat the Cold War?  Jan Lodal thinks that a new nuclear control regime will increase global stability and security because all nuclear material will be accounted for, regardless of whether it is weapons grade or for peaceful use.  A regime such as Lodal suggests would contribute to nuclear security by  resolving some of the weaknesses of the nuclear arms control regime, such as universality and control of nuclear material; preventing terrorist groups from acquiring nuclear material to make a dirty bomb; providing information about the intentions of countries like Iran, thus making it easier to achieve a peaceful solution. Lodal will address key concerns in his talk, such as the likelihood of negotiating this type of nuclear control treaty, verification, and compliance in light of the Israel/Iran crisis and the Nuclear Security Summit to be held on March 26 and 27.


Seating is limited.  Click to RSVP.  Call Will Foster at 404.894.3199 for questions.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)

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