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The Korean Missile Crisis: Avoiding the Cliffs at the Edge of the Summit

Friday, 25 May (Week 5) at 5pm
Lecture Theatre of the Blavatnik School of Government

Scott D. Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. He was recently named Andrew Carnegie Fellow and he serves as Chairman of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Committee on International Security Studies. Sagan is the author of Moving Targets: Nuclear Strategy and National Security (Princeton University Press, 1989); The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons (Princeton University Press, 1993); and, with co-author Kenneth N. Waltz, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate (W.W. Norton, 2012). He is the co-editor of Learning from a Disaster: Improving Nuclear Safety and Security after Fukushima (Stanford University Press, 2016) with Edward D. Blandford and co-editor of Insider Threats (Cornell University Press, 2017) with Matthew Bunn.

This event is sponsored by the Blavatnik School of Government; the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict; the Changing Character of War Centre; the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights, and the Oxford Security Policy Initiative. For more information, go to 

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