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BOMBS AWAY? New Perils and Old Paradoxes – Dan Deudney (Johns Hopkins University)

Daniel Deudney

February 10 at 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

Location: Latrobe Hall 120

The Aronson Center for International Studies and the International Studies Leadership Council are excited to announce the 2023 Speaker Series, Emerging Threats in the New World Order. February 10th, JHU political science Professor Dan Deudany will be discussing nuclear weapons and politics. To many observers, nuclear war seems increasingly imminent. Russia is opening making nuclear threats. The arms control regime is collapsing. China is rapidly expanding its nuclear forces, as is North Korea. Iran is on the brink of acquiring nuclear weapons. And the US is ‘modernizing’ its already formidable nuclear forces. Cyber and space weapons are increasingly in the mix. But theorists of nuclear politics are sharply divided over the implications of these developments, with some very alarmed and others mildly concerned. Some recommend further arms build-ups, while others urge rapid and comprehensive de-nuclearization. What are the roots of these stark differences? Which path is superior? A brief guide to the perplexed.

Daniel H. Deudney teaches political science, international relations and political theory at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a BA in political science and philosophy from Yale University, a MPA in science, technology, and public policy from George Washington University, and a PhD in political science from Princeton University. During the late 1970s he served as senior legislative assistant for energy and environment, and legislative director, to Senator John Durkin (D-NH). During the early 1980s he was a Senior Researcher at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington D.C. During 2010-11 he was senior research fellow at the TransAtlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund in Washington D.C. His areas of research are general international relations theory, international political theory and republicanism, and contemporary global issues (nuclear, outer space, environment, and energy).