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Talk focuses on Iranian bomb, Dec. 12

"Preventing an Iranian Atomic Bomb: Sculpting Effective, Acceptable Strategies" is the topic of a lecture by international security expert David Albright set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Albright is the president and founder of the Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. He has written numerous assessments on secret nuclear weapons programs throughout the world and recently has produced several articles and reports on Iran's nuclear program.

Albright was an early critic of the Bush administration's and intelligence communities' statements about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. In the 1990s, Albright cooperated actively with the International Atomic Energy Agency to analyze Iraqi documents and past procurement activities, and he was the first nongovernmental inspector of the Iraqi nuclear program. After the fall of Baghdad in spring 2003, he was involved in a successful effort to retrieve a set of classified Iraqi documents that are vital in making gas centrifuges to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons.

Albright also has worked as a senior staff scientist at the Federation of American Scientists and as a research staff member at Princeton.

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Science and Global Security are sponsoring this lecture.

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