“Nuclear Options: Understanding 21st Century Threats and What We Need to do to Stop Them”
OCT 23, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
"The mushroom cloud": Is the unthinkable really possible? Could al Qaeda construct and detonate a nuclear bomb? How close are we to a nuclear Iran, and what does that mean for the current nonproliferation regime? What should the next administration do about it? Join our guests Ambassador Wendy Sherman, recently appointed by Congressional Leadership to serve on the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, and Dr. Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations as they separate myth from reality. Ambassador Sherman will discuss the scope of the threats and what the next president needs to do to protect our security. Dr. Ray Takeyh will explore the challenges of Iran as a case study.
Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman
principal, Albright Group LLC
Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman is a principal of Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm, and of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She served as counselor and chief troubleshooter for the State Department as well as special advisor to President Clinton and policy coordinator on North Korea. Ambassador Sherman serves on the board of directors of Oxfam America and the board of advisors for the Center for a New American Security and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group. She is also a member of the US-India Strategic Dialogue and a regular participant of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.
Dr. Ray Takeyh
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Dr. Ray Takeyh is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His areas of specialization are Iran, the Persian Gulf, and U.S. foreign policy. He is also a contributing editor of The National Interest. Dr. Takeyh was previously professor of national security studies at the National War College; professor and director of studies at the Near East and South Asia Center, National Defense University; fellow in international security studies at Yale University; fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
NOTE: This event is NOT for CLE credit.
Open to the public at no cost.