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Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Reassuring America's Allies with the Atlantic Council

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At this Atlantic Council-hosted event, a panel examines a new Council report on how the United States can prevent nuclear proliferation and strengthen nuclear security guarantees.
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Apr
7
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Speakers
Elaine Bunn
Ivo H. Daalder
Christopher Ford
Chuck Hagel
Missy Ryan
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About This Event

Fraying American alliances and a rapidly changing security environment have shaken America’s nuclear security guarantees and threaten the 50-year-old nuclear nonproliferation regime. A panel of experts will discuss the findings and recommendations from a new task force report published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs which examines how the United States can halt this dangerous slide. This event is hosted by the Atlantic Council in collaboration with the Council and is free to attend.

About the Speakers
Elaine Bunn
Former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy
Elaine Bunn served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense from 2013 to 2017. Bunn is a consultant on strategic issues with 40 years’ experience in the US government working on nuclear policy, extended deterrence, and missile defense.
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
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Christopher Ford
Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation
Christopher Ford served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation from 2018 to 2021. His previous roles include Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation on the United States National Security Council staff during the George W. Bush administration.
Chuck Hagel
Former US Secretary of Defense
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Chuck Hagel served as the 24th United States Secretary of Defense from February 2013 to February 2015. He is the only Vietnam veteran and the first enlisted combat veteran to serve as Secretary of Defense. Previously, Hagel served two terms in the United States Senate representing the state of Nebraska.
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Missy Ryan
Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues, and national security, The Washington Post
Missy Ryan is an award-winning Washington Post reporter whose work focuses on defense, national security, and military issues. She joined tThe Post in 2014 from Reuters, where she reported on US national security and foreign policy.