In timely presentations occurring around the 2016 presidential election, Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Public Policy Michael Nacht will offer an analysis of the key national security issues facing the President-elect. Join us to hear this noted expert and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs discuss the challenges facing our incoming president.
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door if space is available
6:30—7:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments and cash bar
7:30—9 p.m. Presentation and audience Q&A
Charter Hill Society members are invited for a complimentary drink during the pre-lecture reception, and to enjoy reserved seating at the lecture.
Michael Nacht holds the Thomas and Alison Schneider Chair in Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy. An expert in U.S. national security and foreign policy, and management strategies for public organizations, Nacht is the author or co-author of six books and more than eighty book chapters and journal articles in these fields.
Nacht has twice held U.S. Senate-confirmed positions in national security policy. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs in 2009—10, shaping policies on nuclear weapons, missile defense, and space and cyber capabilities for which he received the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Department of Defense's highest civilian honor. From 1994—97, Nacht served as Assistant Director for Strategic and Eurasian Affairs in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, leading its work on nuclear arms reduction negotiations with Russia and initiating nuclear arms control talks with China. He participated in five Clinton summit meetings, four with Russian President Boris Yeltsin and one with Chinese President Jiang Zemin. After the 9/11 attacks, he held a three-year term from 2001—04 as a member of the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, where he chaired panels on counterterrorism and counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.