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Past Event

Some Really New Thinking about How We Control Nuclear Weapons

For 60 years following the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the United States and the USSR, later Russia, did their utmost to move forward to control nuclear weapons. Even in the darkest days of the Cold War, the two countries sat together at the negotiating table to produce the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, SALT I. On the back of Putin's war in Ukraine, however, that cooperation has vanished.

How do we move forward on controlling nuclear weapons when Russia and now also China seem disinterested? Rose Gottemoeller will broach some new ideas about nuclear arms control in this less than cooperative environment.   

This event will take place on the Dominican University campus.

About the Speaker

Rose Gottemoeller is the Steven C. Házy Lecturer at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for International Security and Cooperation. Before joining Stanford, Gottemoeller was deputy secretary general of NATO from 2016–19. Prior to NATO, she served in the U.S. State Department as under secretary for arms control and international security. In 2009–10, she was the chief U.S. negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation, an experience captured in her memoir, Negotiating the New START Treaty, published in May 2021 by Cambria Press.

Notes

A Marin Chapter program. Chapters and forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California, and they cover a diverse range of topics. 

Photo courtesy the speaker.

November 16, 2023

Dominican University
Creekside Room
Magnolia at Palm Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
United States

Speakers
Image - Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller

Steven C. Házy Lecturer, Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for International Security and Cooperation

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