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Topic: Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them.  Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them.  The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran.  To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations?  Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future?

Speaker: Dr. Ritu Mathur, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Geography at University of Texas at San Antonio.

Dr. Ritu Mathur has been nominated twice for the Bernard Brodie Prize (2012 and 2014) for outstanding research contributions in the field of International Relations and security studies. Research area: Critical Security Studies, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism, International Humanitarian Law & Politics, Arms Control & Disarmament, Medicine and War.

2004 – 2012  Ph.D Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
• International Relations (Major), Political Theory (Minor)
• Dissertation Title: The International Committee of the Red Cross and Humanitarian Practices of Arms Control and Disarmament
• Supervisory Committee: Dr. David Mutimer, Dr. Shannon Bell, Dr. Elizabeth Dauphinee
• External Examiner: Dr. Keith Krause

1999-2001 M.Phil. Disarmament Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
• Thesis Title: The Politics of Theater Missile Defence in East Asia
• Supervisor: Dr. Kanti P. Bajpai

1997-1999 M.A. Politics (specialization in International Relations), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India,

1994-1997 B.A. (Honours) Political Science, University of Kolkata, India

Please look at our libguides to see all of Ritu's recent articles and projects.

Come join the group! A light meal will be served at 5:45pm followed by a viewing of the DVD from the FPA.ORG. Our guest speaker will then address us, followed by a question and answer period.

Sponsored by Mammen Family Foundation and the Friends of the Library. For more information on our speakers, visit our Library's LibGuide.

Books are available for purchase at the circulation desk for $20ea. Registration not needed.

Related LibGuide: 2019 Great Decisions by Debbie Soelberg

Thursday, August 22, 2019
5:45pm - 7:45pm
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Debbie Soelberg