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Public lecture on "Global Nuclear Technology Transfers and its Implications for the Caucasus"

CRRC-Armenia, Yerevan State University and American University of Armenia invite you to a public lecture on
“Global Nuclear Technology Transfers and its Implications for the Caucasus”
to be conducted by Dr. Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown University, USA)

Day: November 18, 2011
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Small Auditorium, main building of American University of Armenia, 5th floor, 40 Baghramyan Ave., Yerevan
Language:English with simultaneous translation into Armenian

General Overview: The lecturer will present research from his recent book, Exporting the Bomb, in which he examines the historical transfer of sensitive nuclear materials and technology. In contrast to many analysts that consider nuclear transfers from an economic point of view, Dr. Kroenig will argue that state decisions to provide nuclear assistance are the result of a coherent, strategic logic. He will examine the most important historical cases, including France's nuclear assistance to Israel in the 1950s and 1960s; the Soviet Union's sensitive transfers to China from 1958 to 1960; China's nuclear aid to Pakistan in the 1980s; and Pakistan's recent technology transfers. After analyzing nuclear transfers in a global perspective, Dr. Kroenig will discuss the implications of his research for nuclear smuggling in the Caucasus. The lecture will be followed by a question-answer session and discussion.

Target audience: Researchers, scholars, public officials, NGO leaders, and students.

Lecturer Short Bio: Dr. Matthew Kroenig received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He currently specializes in nuclear deterrence and is a professor at Georgetown University, as well as a special advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense. He is the author of the book Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (Cornell University Press, 2010), coauthor of The Handbook of National Legislatures: A Global Survey (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and co-editor of Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation (Routledge, 2011). More information is available at: http://www.matthewkroenig.com.

Registration: If interested, please confirm your attendance via crrcnews@crrc.am (mentioning “Global Nuclear Technology Transfers Lecture” in the subject line) or call at 58 13 30, 58 14 50 by November 16, 5 pm, mentioning your organizational affiliation and translation needs.