Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s Center for Global Security Research, will visit Switzerland in February for several speaking engagements on invitation from the Center of Security Studies at the ETH Zurich and supported by the U.S. Embassy. Dr. Roberts will address the idea of strategic stability as a useful framework to understand how the relationship among various challenges – including nuclear proliferation and terrorism, cyber security, and great power relations – affects the prospects for international peace and stability. At his talk, Dr. Roberts will take stock of the current strategic context and assess the prospects for enhancing stability in the coming years.
Before joining Lawrence Livermore, Dr. Roberts served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy (2009-2013) and as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses and an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University (1995-2009). His book, The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century (Stanford University Press) was recently recognized by the American Library Association as one of the outstanding academic titles of 2016.