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Nuclear Policy in the Age of Testing and Proliferation - The Honorable Adam Scheinman

When: Monday, February 1, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM CT

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-7980

Group: International Studies

Co-Sponsor: Department of Political Science
Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


The International Studies Program welcomes the Honorable Adam Scheinman, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation.

North Korea’s claim that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test on January 6, 2016 reminded the world of the threat that nuclear weapons pose to international security. Yet, the United States has still not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, a legally binding global ban on nuclear explosive testing. This is despite the United States’ own unilateral moratorium on such testing. How would the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty mitigate the ability of countries such as North Korea from advancing their nuclear weapons capabilities?  What are the prospects for U.S. ratification of the treaty? Join Ambassador Adam Scheinman for a discussion of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and nuclear nonproliferation.

The Honorable Adam Scheinman is the Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, sworn in on September 22, 2014. Prior to this assignment he served as director for nonproliferation on the White House National Security Staff, where he oversaw all aspects of U.S. multilateral nuclear policy. From 1999 to 2009, he held a number of positions in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, including Assistant Deputy Administrator in the Office of Nonproliferation and International Security; Director in the Office of Export Control Policy and Cooperation in the Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation; and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation and National Security. He has a BA from Cornell University and an MA from George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs.


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