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Walker Institute lecture to address nuclear warfare

Retired Army Lt. Robert G. Gard Jr., senior military fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, will deliver a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Lumpkin Auditorium on the eighth floor of the Darla Moore School of Business.

Titled “Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Future of Global Security,” the lecture will be held at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by USC’s Walker Institute of International and Area Studies.

Gard is an expert on nuclear nonproliferation, missile defense, Iraq, Iran, military policy, nuclear terrorism, and other issues of national security.

During his military career, he saw combat in both Korea and Vietnam while serving a three-year tour in Germany. He also served as executive assistant to two secretaries of defense, director of Human Resources Development for the U.S. Army, special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and President of National Defense University (NDU).

After retiring from the U.S. Army in 1981, Gard served for five years as director of the Johns Hopkins University Center in Bologna, Italy, and then as president of the Monterey Institute of International Studies from 1987 - 98. Since 1998, he has been an active consultant in Washington, D.C., on national security issues, including the international campaign to ban anti-personnel land mines.

For more information on this lecture and other Walker Institute events, contact Lydia Hackert at hackert@email.sc.edu.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 01/26/11 @ 12:35 PM | Updated: 01/26/11 @ 12:39 PM | Permalink

'Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Future of Global Security'

  • What: Lecture sponsored by Walker Institute of International and Area Studies
  • Who: Retired Army Lt. Robert G. Gard Jr., senior military fellow at Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, to deliver lecture
  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Lumpkin Auditorium, Darla Moore School of Business

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