Former ambassador and NNSA administrator, Mr. Linton Brooks will be speaking as part of the Nuclear Technology and Society Invited Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the Nuclear Engineering Department and NSSPI. Ambassador Brooks will discuss the twin challenges of nuclear policy and nuclear arms control facing the new Administration. Prospects for further reductions in nuclear weapons
including ultimately their abolition
will be presented and evaluated. Various proposals for changing nuclear weapons policy and for modernizing the nuclear weapons complex will be critiqued. The lecture will take place on March 4th at 5:30 pm in the Bush Library Theatre. A reception will be held at 4:30 pm.
Ambassador Linton F. Brooks is an independent consultant on national security issues, a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University. He served from July 2002 to January 2007 as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, where he was responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapons program and for the Department of Energy’s international nuclear nonproliferation programs.
Ambassador Brooks has over four decades of experience in national security, much of it associated with nuclear weapons. His government service includes service as Deputy Administrator for Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration, Assistant Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Chief U.S. Negotiator for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, Director of Defense Programs and Arms Control on the National Security Council staff and a number of Navy and Defense Department assignments as a 30 year career naval officer. He holds degrees from Duke University and the University of Maryland and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.