The Debate Over Missile Defense

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Lecture & Luncheon with speaker Robert Bell (Senior Vice President, SAIC) presenting "The Debate Over Missile Defense".

Lunch is free and event is open to the public. Reservation required by 12 noon on Friday, October 9th.

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As Account Manager for NATO-EUCOM, Robert Bell coordinates the activities of SAIC Business Units pursuing contract opportunities at NATO and the U.S. European Command. Prior to joining SAIC in 2004, he served as NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment from 1999-2003. In this capacity, Mr. Bell chaired NATO's Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) and its C3 Board (NC3B) and directed NATO International Staff activities in the areas of common funding, resource coordination, missile defense, airspace management and air defense.

From 1993-1999, Mr. Bell worked at the White House National Security Council (NSC) as a Special Assistant to President Clinton for National Security Affairs and as the NSC Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control. In 1997, Mr. Bell was also assigned responsibilities as the NSC Counselor.

From 1981-1993, Mr. Bell served on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Armed Services, working for Senators Charles Percy and Sam Nunn, respectively. His career also includes six years at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), including a one year assignment in Brussels, where he served as staff director of the Military Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. From 1969 until 1975, he served as an Air Force officer in the air traffic control and communications field, commanding a squadron at the age of 24.

Robert Bell holds a Master of Arts degree (1970) in International Security Studies from Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Bachelor of Science degree (1969) in International Affairs from the United States Air Force Academy. His professional affiliations include the Council on Foreign Relations, the Air Force Association, the NATO Industrial Advisory Group, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Strategic Advisors Group of the Atlantic Council.

**Added 10/30/09**
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  • Created By: Jene Gladstone
  • Created: 05/25/2010
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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