"Weapons of the weak: The end of nukes, or the new Nuclear Age?" by Prof Daryl G. Press

Past Event

05 December 2012, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Manor Road Building
University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

This seminar is hosted by the ELAC Nuclear Research Working Group, part of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Speaker: Professor Daryl G. Press, Associate Professor of Government and Coordinator, War and Peace Studies, Dartmouth College

Biography: Daryl G. Press is Associate Professor in the Department of Government, Dartmouth College. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Professor Press is the author of Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats, a book on decision-making during crises (Cornell University Press, 2005). He has published scholarly articles in International Security, Security Studies, and China Security, as well as articles for a wider audience in Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times. Professor Press has worked as a consultant for the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of Defense, and is a research affiliate at the Security Studies Program at MIT. He also serves as an Associate Editor at the journal International Security. Professor Press is currently writing a book (with Keir Lieber, Georgetown University) on nuclear deterrence - during the Cold War and the future - as well as a series of articles (with Eugene Gholz, UT Austin) on energy and security.

The ELAC Nuclear Research Working Group seminar series is an inter-disciplinary discussion group on the multi-faceted challenges the emergence and proliferation of nuclear weapons have posed to international security since 1945.