Speaker - George Perkovich

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George Perkovich is vice president for studies and director of the Nonproliferation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a focus on South Asia and Iran, and on the problem of justice in the international political economy. He is the author of the award-winning book India's Nuclear Bomb, which Foreign Affairs called "an extraordinary and perhaps definitive account of 50 years of Indian nuclear policymaking," and the Washington Times has called an "important… encyclopedic…antidote to many of the illusions of our age." The book received the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association, for outstanding work by an independent scholar, and the A.K. Coomaraswamy Prize from the Association for Asian Studies, as an outstanding book on South Asia. Perkovich is coauthor of the pathbreaking Adelphi Paper, Abolishing Nuclear Weapons, published in September 2008 by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and also of a major Carnegie report, Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security, a blueprint for rethinking the international nuclear nonproliferation regime. The report offers a fresh approach to deal with states and terrorists, nuclear weapons, and missile materials to ensure global safety and security. Perkovich is also developing a project on fairness in the international system, drawing on his interests in trade and globalization. His article, “Giving Justice Its Due,” published in the July/August 2005 issue of Foreign Affairs, establishes the central theme of this project. Perkovich served as a speechwriter and foreign policy adviser to Senator Joe Biden from 1989 to 1990.

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Perkovich and Sadjadpour - Strategic Engagement with Iran

10.16.08 | 01:35:49 min | 0 comments