Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins to offer a four-part seminar series on global security | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins will launch at the LBJ School a four-part seminar series on global security. These seminars will expose specific issues that directly impact global security, demonstrate their unique influence on national security and analyze the implications of the confluence of these issues on world affairs. 

This series provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn from the woman who served as counsel for the 9/11 Commission Report and as the fundamental legal advisor to chemical, biological, nuclear and conventional weapons nonproliferation and disarmament treaties and conventions. She has served in a number of capacities as Ambassador at the U.S. State Department throughout the Obama administration, including: working on the Global Health Security Agenda, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Chair of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction in 2012 and the State Department lead on the Nuclear Security Summit. Her experience has led her to rethink both traditional national security issues through a global lens and the interrelationships among health, sustainability and science.

Lunch will be provided at each seminar.

Seminar 1
Feb. 14 @ 12:15 pm – Room 3.122
“What is the Role of Infectious Disease in International and National Security”

Seminar 2
March 21 @ 12:15 pm – Room 3.122
“The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and Implications for Nuclear Nonproliferation”

Seminar 3
April 10 @ 12:15 pm – Room 3.122
“What are the current challenges to the Biological and Chemical Weapons Convention”

Seminar 4
April 25 @ 12:15 pm – Room 3.122
“The interrelationship between the Sustainable Development Goals and National Security”