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Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Time: Membership Social at 7:30
Program at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. (behind the Visitor's Center) Directions and Map
Access: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10.00 charge for non-members.

Michael Krepon

In January we focused on the nuclear pact between the United States and Iran.  In February we will open the aperture and look at nuclear proliferation and policy across the globe.  Does proliferation reduce the likelihood of "first strike" use of a weapon because of the certainty of a nuclear response, or does it increase the possibility of a non-state actor gaining a weapon without fear of a response?  Or both? U.S. policy has long favored minimizing the number of states with nuclear weapons. What direction is President Trump likely to take? Join us to learn more.

Michael Krepon is the Co-Founder of the Stimson Center. He worked previously at the Carnegie Endowment, the State Department, and on Capitol Hill. His areas of expertise are reducing nuclear dangers -- with a regional specialization in South Asia -- and improving national and international security in outer space.

He has written over 400 articles and is the author or editor of twenty books, including Better Safe than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb; Anti-Satellite Weapons, Deterrence and Sino-American Relations; Deterrence Stability and Escalation Control in South Asia; Nuclear Risk Reduction in South Asia; Space Assurance or Space Dominance: The Case Against Weaponizing Space; Open Skies, Escalation Control and the Nuclear Option in South Asia; Cooperative Threat Reduction, Missile Defense, and the Nuclear Future; Global Confidence Building: New Tools for Troubled Regions; and Crisis Prevention, Confidence Building, and Reconciliation in South Asia.

Sponsor of this Program - Ellis, Painter, Ratteree & Adams, LLP (EPRA)

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The Savannah Council on World Affairs is grateful for their support.


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March 16, 2017 - This program will now be presented on Oct. 19, 2017

May 11, 2017 - Drug Trafficking and International Security

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