Where: UCLA Faculty Center
To RSVP: RSVP to Bennett Ramberg by November 14, 11am with your selection of $33 dinner/$38 dinner with dessert. Please bring your check payable to “Michael Intriligator,” your UCLA host. Parking is available at Structure 2, near the Faculty Center, at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme. Parking fee is $11.
For more information: Contact Denise Duffield at 213-689-9170
THE TOPIC: For the past five years there have been concerns that Iran’s will use its nuclear program to produce nuclear weapons. These concerns have grown more acute in the last several years as Iran has steadily expanded its nuclear program. But what is going on and why are analysts like myself worried? This talk will outline what is required to produce nuclear weapons. It will also describe what paths Iran could take to produce such weapons, how long it would take Iran to acquire such weapons and why we cannot depend on the safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency to stop Iran.
THE SPEAKER: Greg Jones is a Senior Researcher at the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, an Arlington, VA nonproliferation educational institute. Mr. Jones has been a policy analyst at multiple think tanks for the past 38 years. Starting with India’s “Peaceful Nuclear Test” in 1974, a major emphasis of his work has been the study of the potential for terrorists as well as hostile countries to acquire and use nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the formulation of policies and actions to control and counter these weapons.
THE DISCUSSANT: Dr. Victor Gilinsky is an independent consultant on nuclear power, nuclear proliferation, and nuclear fuel cycle and waste issues. Gilinsky served two terms as Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he played an important role in tightening U.S. nuclear export standards. He was previously Head of Rand Corporation’s Physical Sciences Department, dealing with a wide range of scientific and technical matters, both civilian and military.