On this week’s episode of ‘What’s Next?’ Maggie Feldman-Piltch sits down with Ambassador Robert Gallucci to talk about the state of nuclear weapons proliferation and US nuclear deterrence and defense capabilities. The conversation includes the challenges of “suspending your disbelief” during nuclear negotiations, and what tools the United States uses to learn about the capabilities of other countries. Ambassador Gallucci also gives his input on China, Taiwan, North Korea, and Russia.
Ambassador Robert Gallucci served as Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for 13 years until he left in July 2009, to become president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He was appointed dean in 1996, after 21 years of distinguished service in a variety of government positions, focusing on international security. As Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the U.S. Department of State, he dealt with the threats posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He was chief U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs and as Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq following the first Gulf War. Ambassador Gallucci earned his Bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Brandeis University.
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