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Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, the most recent vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been named a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Winnefeld joins the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs as a Distinguished Professor. He will also serve as a senior fellow in the School’s Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy, which focuses on policy research.
Senator Sam Nunn, Distinguished Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, appeared on the talk show "A Closer Look" on WABE to discuss the Iranian Nuclear Deal. For a long time, Nunn has maintained a keen interest in weapons and security, even going so far as to co-found the Nuclear Threat Initiative along with Ted Turner.
There has been a recent surge of interest in what type of impact the Islamic State might potentially have on the international system. Most provocatively, in a recent Foreign Policy article Stephen Walt suggests that should the Islamic State win (i.e. survive), the U.S. should “live with it” and rely on a policy of containment. Over time, he suggests, the international community might come to accept the Islamic State into the community of civilized nations as it has accepted other revolutionary and expansionist states in the past, because the pressures of the international system would force it to change its barbaric behavior to survive as a recognized state.
Wednesday September 9 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Nuclear Deal with Iran has generated a lot of buzz over the past several months. But what does it entail? Why are some happy with the deal and others not? What are the risks and rewards for such a deal? If you have asked yourself these questions, or simply want to know more about what the deal means for global politics, then please come join faculty from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering as they discuss the drivers behind the Iran Nuclear Agreement and implications for it moving forward.