Distinguished Speakers Program: Sir Lawrence Freedman

2 April 2012

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The next stage of the nuclear age: better, worse or more of the same?

Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice-Principal of Kings' College London, will deliver his presentation as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2012.

Most of the systems and concepts associated with nuclear strategy and arms control were developed during the first two decades of the nuclear age. In many ways they can be considered a success. No nuclear weapons have been used in anger since 1945. Yet if disaster is to be avoided this success must be sustained in a changing and unstable international system. This lecture will explore the ways in which the situation could get a lot worse or a lot better.

Sir Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King's College London since 1982, and Vice-Principal since 2003. He was appointed Vice-Principal at King's in 2003. He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and Oxford. Before joining King's he held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 1996, he was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997. He was awarded the KCMG (Knight Commander of St Michael and St George) in 2003. He was appointed in June 2009 to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War.

This lecture is presented as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2012. Click here for the latest program information.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Time: Registration from 5.30pm for a 6-7pm lecture followed by a cocktail reception until 8pm

Location: Sydney Law School, New Law Building, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney

Cost: $25 full fee; $20 SLS alumni: $10 USyd students

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