Nuclear Disarmament, Is it Time?

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"Nuclear Disarmament, Is it Time?" - an Oxford Union-Style Debate on Nuclear Disarmament. Debate Subject: "The United States has an obligation to eliminate its nuclear weapons capacity and the time to begin the process is now".

Guest Speakers:

Mr. Camille Grand

Camille Grand has been the executive director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la recherche stratégique or FRS), the leading French think tank on defense and security, since September 2008. Prior to this assignment, he was deputy director for disarmament and multilateral affairs in the directorate for strategic, security, and disarmament affairs of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Mr. Grand was previously the deputy diplomatic adviser to the French Defense Minister, Mrs. Alliot-Marie. He also served as an expert on nuclear policy and non-proliferation in the Strategic Affairs Department of the French Ministry of Defense.

Dr. Nikolai Sokov

Dr. Nikolai N. Sokov is a Senior Research Associate at James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1981 and subsequently worked at the Institute of US and Canadian Studies and the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow. From 1987-92 he worked at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union and later Russia, and participated in START I and START II negotiations as well as in a number of summit and ministerial meetings. Dr. Nikolai has published extensively on international security and arms control.

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