Wednesday, March 07, 2007
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‘Nuclear Weapons in a New Century’ Conference Continues Wednesday, March 7, at UCLA
Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry said that North Korea "overplayed its hand" when it tested a nuclear weapon, leading to a stronger U.S. position in forcing Pyongyang to negotiate on its nuclear weapons program. Perry's comments came Tuesday at the opening session of "Nuclear Weapons in a New Century: Facing the Emerging Challenges," a two-day conference co-hosted by Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.), senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, and Kal Raustiala, the center's director.
The conference continues at 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, with a full roster of nationally renowned speakers on nuclear weapons and proliferation, as well panels and breakout sessions on a variety of issues, including nuclear terrorism, the status of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and regional threats centering on North Korea, Iran, and India and Pakistan.
Among the speakers will be Robert Joseph, former U.S. undersecretary of state for arms control and international security; Thomas C. Schelling, the 2005 Nobel laureate in economics; Brian Jenkins, a nuclear terrorism expert with the Rand Corp.; Michael R. Anastasio, director of Los Alamos National Laboratory; and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter. A full conference schedule is available at http://www.international.ucla.edu/bcir/challenges.
The program concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Gen. Clark on the nuclear challenges facing the next presidential administration, followed by a 5:15 p.m. reception for conference participants on the Covel Commons terrace. Conference sponsors are the Burkle Center, the UCLA International Institute and the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
There was an error in the title of this post. Normally, your reporting is accurate and beyond reproach, and so I am sure you have already spotted the error and are in the process of fixing it.
I refer, of course to the fact that the title of the post should have read,
"Mike Represents LLNL at Nuke Confab"
Thanks, and keep up the good work!
And Anonymous (3/07/2007 11:45 AM), not only can Mikey talk about the Livermore RRW design, the little piggie can root for it!