Negotiator to Discuss Arms Threat in the Mideast
Feb. 23, 2009
Veteran negotiator Thomas Graham will address the timely issue of nuclear nonproliferation in the Mideast in a talk titled “Israeli and Iranian Nuclear Weapons: Challenges for the New Administration” on Thursday, Feb. 26, at UT Dallas.
The event, sponsored by the Negotiations Center in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in Green Hall, Room 2.302. A small reception will follow the lecture.
Graham is chairman and co-founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security. For 30 years, he served as a senior U.S. diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and nonproliferation agreement. From 1994 until 1997, he served as then-President Bill Clinton’s special representative for arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament.
He served for 15 years as the general counsel of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Graham also served as the acting director and acting deputy director of ACDA; legal adviser to the U.S. SALT II, START I and START II delegations; and the senior Arms Control Agency representative to the U.S. Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces and the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe delegations.
Graham is a widely published author in both scholarly journals and major newspapers.
The free event is open to students, faculty and staff.