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Oct. 17: Research role in nuclear nonproliferation program

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – The role of university research in national security will be discussed by the deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Goertzen Hall atrium at Washington State University.

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The mission of the NNSA is to maintain and enhance the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provide the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Speaker Anne Harrington will present an overview of U.S. non-proliferation policies and supporting activities. She will offer insights into how the U.S. and international community address weapons of mass destruction security threats and the role of university research in supporting the NNSA’s mission.

For five years, Harrington was director of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control. She served 15 years in the U.S. Department of State. Her visit is part of the Vice President for Research Distinguished Lecture series.


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