On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Hudson Institute hosted a discussion with Assistant Secretary Christopher Ford on the Trump Administration’s new strategic approach to civil nuclear cooperation. The discussion was moderated by Hudson Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs.
In addition to the U.S. government’s longstanding nonproliferation and economic objectives in the conduct of civil nuclear cooperation, Dr. Ford discussed how the United States will integrate its strategic objectives into current and future nuclear cooperation engagements.
A copy of his remarks are available here: Hudson-MacArthur-Nuclear Security and NonProliferation-Christopher Ford-26feb2019-Prepared Remarks
Christopher Ford was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation on January 9, 2018. Before coming to ISN, Dr. Ford served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation at the National Security Council. In addition, from 2008 to 2013, Dr. Ford was a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. In 2013, Dr. Ford returned to Congress where he served on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Dr. Ford earned an A.B., summa cum laude, at Harvard University, a D.Phil. at Oxford University in the United Kingdom (as a Rhodes Scholar), and a J.D. at Yale Law School.
Rebeccah Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, providing research and commentary on a range of national security issues, and specializing in nuclear deterrence, missile defense, and counter-proliferation. Her work has appeared in major newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily as well as political journals such as Politico and The Hill. Rebeccah served as an adviser on military matters and foreign policy to Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and helped launch the bipartisan Missile Defense Caucus.
Introduction by Richard Weitz
12:00 p.m. — 12:05 p.m.
Remarks by Christopher Ford
12:05 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Discussion & Moderated Q & A
12:30 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.