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Obama’s "Prague Agenda": Success and Frustration

  • MIT Room E40-496 (Pye Room, Security Studies Program) 1 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA, 02142 USA (map)

Steve Fetter

University of Maryland

Joint seminar with the MIT Security Studies Program. Please note seminar location, in the SSP area (Building E40).


Steve Fetter worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the first three and last two years of the Obama administration. In the first period he participated in the internal discussions that defined the administration’s nuclear policy; in the latter period he took part in the final push to make progress on what became known as “the Prague agenda.” He will review the key successes and failures in President Obama’s attempt to revise U.S. nuclear weapon policy and lessons that can be learned for a future administration that seeks to reduce nuclear risks.