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Chyba to address arms control challenges

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

Princeton scholar and security expert Christopher Chyba will present a talk on "Arms Control Challenges for the Incoming Administration" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Chyba is a professor of astrophysical sciences and international affairs and directs the Program on Science and Global Security in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His security-related research emphasizes nuclear and biological weapons policy, proliferation and terrorism.

Prior to coming to Princeton in 2005, Chyba co-directed Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation and was an associate professor of geological and environmental sciences. He previously was a White House Fellow and served as director for international environmental affairs with the National Security Council. He also worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology as energy liaison and as a consultant, drafting President Bill Clinton's directive on responding to emerging infectious diseases and a report on preparing for biological terrorism.

In 1996, Chyba received the Presidential Early Career Award "for demonstrating exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of science and technology during the 21st century." In 2001, he received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" for his work in both international security and planetary science.

Chyba currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences' Committee for International Security and Arms Control.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School and the Program on Science and Global Security.

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