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June 28, 2022

Joseph Nye Dialogue

How the War in Ukraine Ushered in a New Nuclear Age

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Joseph Nye

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Joseph Nye has been listed as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy and is widely thought of as one of the leading global thinkers of our time. Extremely well-versed in nuclear weapons and nonproliferation, Nye, a former deputy Undersecretary of State and National Security Council Chair, will join us to talk about what role the threat of nuclear weapons has played in the war in Ukraine and what this war might tell us about future conflicts.


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Joseph Nye

“That Putin has been able to deter the west from going too far, no boots on the ground, no long-range weapons, you're seeing something of a boundary in this conflict. It's not very good for Ukrainians. It's not very good for the world, but it's better than nuclear escalation.”

Joseph Nye

“That Putin has been able to deter the west from going too far, no boots on the ground, no long-range weapons, you're seeing something of a boundary in this conflict. It's not very good for Ukrainians. It's not very good for the world, but it's better than nuclear escalation.”

Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus and former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. His most recent books include The Power to Lead; The Future of Power; Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era; and Is the American Century Over. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers.

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