Arms Control

Michael Nacht: Changing Paradigms in National Security Policy

Michael Nacht

On this edition of Conversations with History, Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Nacht, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Nacht discusses the making of U.S. foreign policy and comments on how it is changing in the aftermath of 911.

Lord Carrington: Diplomacy, the Nuclear Arms Race, and East-West Relations

Lord Carrington

In this 1984 interview, Lord Carrington, one of Britain's greatest statesmen, joins U.C. Berkeley's Harry Kreisler and Professor Ernst Haas for a discussion of the nuclear arms race and the role of diplomacy in resolving conflict.

KEYWORDS: Nuclear Weapons, Arms Race, Great Britain.

Paul Warnke: Prospects for Arms Control

Paul Warnke

In this 1984 interview, attorney Paul Warnke joins U.C. Berkeley's Harry Kreisler and John Holdren for a discussion of the role of arms control in resolving the conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

Key Words: Arms Control, Nuclear Weapons, Soviet Union, Arms Race, RIP

Norman Cousins: The Quest for Peace

Norman Cousins

In this 1984, distinguished writer and editor Norman Cousins joins Conversations host Harry Kreisler for a discussion of the dangers of the nuclear arms race and his role in mediating communications between Kennedy and Khruschev at the height of the Cold War.

Key Words: Writers, Arms Race, Peace Movements, Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Presidents, Arms Control, Editors, RIP

Herbert F. York: Reminiscences from a Career in Science, National Security, and the University

Herbert F. York

UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler interviews the Director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, Herbert F. York.

Key Words: Nuclear Weapons, Arms Control, National Laboratories, Scientists, Science and Public Policy, Science and Public Policy, RIP

Harold Smith: A Moment in Time: The Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and the End of the Cold War

Harold Smith

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harold Smith, Distinguished Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at Berkeley. Reflecting on his odyssey from university professor to Washington where he served as defense consultant and assistant Secretary of Defense, Smith explains the what, how and why of the implementation of the Nunn Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program. He concludes with reflections on lessons learned and advice to students preparing for a future in defense and foreign policy careers.

Key Words: Arms Control, US-Russia Relations,...

Father J. Bryan Hehir: Ethics and Foreign Policy

Father J. Bryan Hehir

Secretary of the Department of Social Development and World Peace of the U.S. Catholic Conference, Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.

Key Words: Religion, Nuclear Weapons, Peace Movements, Political Activism, Arms Control

Alexey G. Arbatov: Making Foreign Policy in a Democratic Russia

Alexey G. Arbatov

On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with Alexei G. Arbatov, a leading figure in the Russian Duma, about the challenges of shaping Russian national security policy as deputy chairman of the parliament's defense committee. He also discusses the need for insuring world order through multilateral agreements and international institutions.

KEYWORDS: Russia, U.S.-Russia Relations.