Teach-in: The Military Situation in Ukraine and its Implications for Nuclear Security and Safety
Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:30pm CT
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Speakers: Professor Nicholas Grossman, Political Science. Professor Tomasz Kozlowski, NPRE. Professor Frederick Lamb, Physics.
Dr. Grossman will assess the current military situation in Ukraine, including the history of the conflict, Russian and Ukrainian military objectives, strategic goals and tactics used, the importance of Western military support, possible reasons for Russia's slow progress, and the consequences that this conflict can entail.
Dr. Kozlowski will summarize the nuclear industry in Ukraine, state the risks of conventional warfare to the safe operation of nuclear facilities, describe the impact of a possible nuclear accident caused by the war, and what can be done to uphold nuclear safety during the war.
Dr. Lamb will cover nuclear security in Europe in light of Russia’s war on Ukraine, including a summary of the past nuclear disarmament in Ukraine, the history of the Budapest Memorandum, broader implications of the war for non-proliferation efforts, stated Russian concerns of possible nuclear armed missiles in Ukraine, and if a new Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty could contribute to the resolution of the conflict