Novichok and Friends: A History of Soviet/Russian Chemical and Biological Weapons and the Recent Events in the UK, lecture by Milton Leitenberg, Senior Research Associate, Center for Int'l. & Security Studies at Maryland
Milton Leitenberg was trained as a scientist and moved into the field of arms control in 1966. In 1968 he was the first American recruited to work at the prestigious Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He was subsequently affiliated with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and the Center for International Studies Peace Studies Program at Cornell. Since 1989 he has been a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland. One of his main lines of research has been Soviet-Russian biological weapons. His definitive The Soviet Biological Weapons Program: A History was published by Harvard University Press in 2013. He is also familiar with the history and current status of Soviet-Russian chemical weapons, including the “Novichok” attack in the UK.
Sponsored by the Center for Freedom & Western Civilization; and the Program on Security and Democracy
Wednesday, April 25 at 4:30pm
Lawrence Hall, 105