Ruina Nuclear Age Speaker Series

The Ruina Nuclear Age Speaker Series is endowed by Jack Ruina, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, MIT.  He was instrumental in establishing the MIT Security Studies Program and was its first Director. Professor Ruina's special interest is in strategic weapons policy.

2014-15 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

The 2014-15 Ruina Nuclear Age dinner was held October 27, 2014. The keynote speaker was Ambassador Robert L. Gallucci, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. His topic: "Nuclear Weapons: They're Back."

 

2014 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

The 2014 Ruina Nuclear Age dinner was held March 4, 2014. The keynote speaker was Professor Robert Jervis, Columbia University. His topic: "Why We Should Be Puzzled About Nuclear Weapons."

 

2013 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

The 2013 Ruina Nuclear Age dinner was held February 25, 2013. The keynote speaker was Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice Principal (Strategy & Development), King's College, London, UK. His topic: "Can the Nuclear Taboo Last?" To view Sir Lawrence Freedman's presentation, click on the link below.

 

2011 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

The Security Studies Program hosted the third annual Ruina Nuclear Age dinner on October 17, 2011. Ambassador Thomas Pickering was the guest speaker. To view Ambassador Pickering's presentation, click on the link below.

 

2010 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

The Security Studies Program hosted the second annual Ruina Nuclear Age dinner on November 18, 2010. Professor Scott Sagan was the guest speaker. To view Dr. Sagan's presentation, click on the link below.

 

2009 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

The Security Studies Program proudly hosted the first annual Ruina Nuclear Age dinner on November 12, 2009. Dr. Hans Blix was the guest speaker. To view Dr. Blix's presentation, click on the link below.