The Inaugural Theory and Practice of Security Conference: Nuclear Weapons and International Security
Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 – 4:30
Lohrfink Auditorium, Georgetown University
What do we really know about the impact of nuclear weapons on international relations? What are the best theories and explanations for state behavior in the shadow of nuclear war, and how well do they help us understand history and contemporary geopolitics? This conference brought together top nuclear experts – international relations scholars, historians, and policy practitioners – to discuss and debate the theory and practice of nuclear strategy, deterrence, and arms control. The Center for Security Studies was proud to host a day of conversations with scholars and practitioners alike, featuring a keynote address by Dr. John Mearsheimer on the role of great powers in the nuclear arena.