Upcoming Seminars & Events
Science and Global Security Seminar Series - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Uri Sadot will talk about "Israel's Campaign Against Iraq's Nuclear Program"
The seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at 221 Nassau Street (located at J2 on the campus map) in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. You are welcome to bring your lunch. There is no need to rsvp.
Israel's 1981 airstrike on Iraq's nuclear reactor was not an isolated event – it was the culmination of a multi-year campaign. Using a mixed toolbox of diplomacy, sabotage, and military power, Israel sought to "buy time" and delay Iraq's nuclear advances. Recently declassified materials and other information that has come out of post-Saddam Iraq have ignited a debate among historians as to whether Israel's prevention efforts were effective or counter-productive. This talk will provide an overview of that ongoing debate and discuss its implications for policy toward Iran.
Uri Sadot is a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and a recent graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School's MPA program. His work on Iraq's nuclear program began as a Princeton term paper, and was later published in Foreign Policy and in Ma'arachot--the Israeli Defense Force journal. Prior to Princeton, Uri attended the Sorbonne University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and served as a Lieutenant and a platoon commander in the Israeli special forces.
Biosecurity Seminar Series
No Biosecurity seminars are scheduled for this semester. Lists of past seminars may be found here.