The Futures of Nuclear Europe

Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location: 
Fisher Hall 200
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Organized by the EU Program, co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of The Paul Sarbanes '54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service

Dr. Sébastien Philippe is an Associate Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where he is a core member of the Program on Science and Global Security. He is also an associate fellow (2019-2021) at  Sciences-Po Paris' Centre for International Studies with the Nuclear Knowledges Program. His research focuses on the negotiation, monitoring and verification of nuclear arms control and non-proliferation agreements, the reconstruction of past nuclear weapon activities, and the impact of emerging technologies on the safety, security, and vulnerability of strategic nuclear forces. Sebastien Philippe was previously a 2018-2019 Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. From 2011-2012, he worked in the French Ministry of Defense, where he was a nuclear weapon system safety expert for the strategic nuclear submarine forces. Philippe is associate editor of the journal Science and Global Security and a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. He holds a PhD (2018) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he was a 2017-2018 Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellow.

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