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A task force, co-chaired by Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd, with Ivo Daalder, argues that fraying American alliances and a rapidly changing security environment have shaken America’s nuclear security guarantees and threaten the 50-year-old nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Please join Sec. Chuck Hagel, former US Secretary of Defense; Amb. Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Dr. Christopher Ford, former assistant secretary of state for international security and non-proliferation; and Ms. Elaine Bunn, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy, for a discussion moderated by Washington Post national security reporter Ms. Missy Ryan on preventing nuclear proliferation, strengthening America’s nuclear security guarantees, and a recent Chicago Council of Global Affairs report on these issues.

This event will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 11:00 – 11:45 am EDT.

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Sec. Chuck Hagel
Former US Secretary of Defense

Amb. Ivo H. Daalder
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Dr. Christopher Ford
Former Assistant Secretary of State
International Security and Non-Proliferation

Ms. Elaine Bunn
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy

Introduced by

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Ms. Missy Ryan
Reporter Covering the Pentagon, Military Issues, and National Security
Washington Post