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Advisory: International expert on nuclear weapons to speak at Wake Forest University

September 29, 2009

Graham Allison, an internationally-known expert on nuclear weapons who served in the Clinton and Reagan administrations, will speak at Wake Forest University Oct. 1.   His appearance comes amid announcements in the news worldwide that Iran is developing an underground uranium enrichment facility and test firing long-range missiles.

Allison’s talk is titled “Atomic Matters:  The Fragility of the Nuclear Order.”  He will speak at 7 p.m. in Brendle Recital in the Scales Fine Arts Center.

His appearance is part of Wake Forest’s Voice of Our Time speaker series, which is held annually.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.  The media—including print, TV and radio outlets—are invited. 

A native of Charlotte, Allison has been a leading U.S. national defense and security expert for decades.  He is director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

In President Clinton’s administration, he served as assistant secretary of defense.  He was a founding member of the Trilateral Commission and served as a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and on a number of committees addressing terrorism and nuclear weapons proliferation.

Broadcast journalists are encouraged to arrive early if they would like audio feeds.

To arrange coverage, contact Kevin Cox, (336) 758-5237 or

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

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