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PICS Lecture. Nuclear Nonproliferation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Careers

Sarah Bidgood, Director, Eurasia Nonproliferation Program | James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies | Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Monday, October 3, 2022
4:00-5:30 PM
Room 555 Weiser Hall Map
This event will be held in person in 555 Weiser Hall as well as virtually by registering at the following link:

The international community faces no shortage of challenges when it comes to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. The uncertain future of arms control, the unraveling of the Iran nuclear deal, the development of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, and the emergence of new technologies with military applications–these are just a few of the issues that nuclear policy professionals are working to address today. Each will require creative ideas and novel methodological approaches to overcome. This talk will highlight different opportunities and career paths for students who may wish to contribute to this process. It will focus in particular on the need for greater diversity, including gender diversity, among experts and practitioners in this field. All students, regardless of their level of knowledge of these issues are welcome to attend. Questions are strongly encouraged!

Sarah Bidgood directs the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. She is also an adjunct professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies MA program. Her research focuses on US-Soviet and US-Russia nonproliferation and arms control cooperation. She is the co-editor of Once and Future Partners: The United States, Russia, and Nuclear Non-proliferation (London, UK: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2018). Sarah’s work has appeared in publications such as International Security, Arms Control Today, The Nonproliferation Review, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, War on the Rocks, and DefenseNews, among others. Her analysis has been featured in media outlets including The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, NPR, The Guardian, DefenseOne and VOX.

Sarah graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Russian. She holds an MA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and an MA from MIIS in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Defence Studies at King’s College London.

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Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Careers / Jobs
Tags: International Affairs, international policy, international studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Program in International and Comparative Studies, International Institute

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