Missile defence: the impact on Australia

Tuesday, 17 February 2004

A senior US official will give a free public lecture today at the University of Adelaide: Missile Defence and how it affects Australia.

The speaker is Dr Kerry Kartchner, Senior Advisor for Missile Defense Policy in the Bureau of Arms Control, US Department of State.

Organised by the Australian Institute of International Affairs (SA Branch), the public lecture will be held:

WHERE: Napier Lecture Theatre G04, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
WHEN: 3pm Tuesday, February 17

Dr Kerry Kartchner has primary responsibility for the Bureau of Arms Control's public diplomacy efforts related to US missile defence policy. He also serves as a senior advisor to Bureau and Department leadership on deterrence, weapons of mass destruction, and strategic arms control more broadly.

He has more than 20 years' experience in the field of national security affairs, with particular emphasis on nuclear weapons policy and arms control.

Dr Kartchner is a former staff member of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA). Before joining ACDA and the Department of State, he was Senior Policy Analyst and Area Leader for Arms Control at Analytic Services in Arlington, Virginia.

From 1986 to 1990, he was an Assistant Professor on the faculty of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he was responsible for developing and teaching courses on nuclear strategy and targeting, arms control, international relations, US-Soviet relations, and NATO security.

Dr Kartchner has received a Meritorious Honor Award (1999) and a Hubert H. Humphrey Arms Control Fellowship (1989), both from the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He is the author of a book on the history of arms reduction programs as well as a contributor to journals and edited collections.


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