The Case for No First Use of Nuclear Weapons

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CISTP Lecture with Scott D. Sagan (The Caroline S.G. Monroe Professor of Political Science - Stanford University) discussing "The Case for No First Use of Nuclear Weapons".

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve and receive directions. Refreshments served.

**NOTE: The venue has changed from the Neely Library to the Student Center - Gold Ballroom.**

Would a no first use declaration by the United States contribute to the objective of preventing the use of nuclear weapons by states or terrorist groups and prevent further proliferation? Or, would the potential cost of no first use exceed its potential benefits?

Scott D. Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University and served as a special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. He has also served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense, the Sandia National Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His most recent publications include "The Case for No First Use," Survival (June 2009), "Shared Responsibility for Nuclear Disarmament," Daedalus (Fall 2009) and Inside Nuclear South Asia, (Stanford University Press, 2009).


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