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Nuclear relations lecture

A University of St Andrews Professor is to give a public lecture on international nuclear relations.

Professor William Walker of the Department of International Relations is to give an inaugural lecture on what nuclear order entails, why it is so essential and why the great achievements in reducing the role of nuclear weapons in international politics after the end of the Cold War were followed by a rapid descent into disorder at the end of the 1990s.

It is hoped that the lecture, which will take place in School III, St Salvator’s Quad, St Andrews at 5.15pm on Wednesday 3 May 2000, will appeal to a broad cross-section of academics, students and the local community.

Professor Walker has been studying and writing about international nuclear relations for over 20 years. He observes that at no time in that period has there been such disarray in nuclear politics as today. The Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, the US Senate’s rejection of the Test Ban Treaty and the US government’s proposals to build missile defences have helped to undermine the nuclear order established during and after the Cold War.

The Department of International Relations is the only one of its kind in Scotland and has a growing reputation throughout the world for its high quality teaching and research. International Relations is one of the most popular choices for undergraduate students within the Arts Faculty and has a large postgraduate community, both on taught programmes and in research.

 

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07887 650072 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: nuclear/standrews/chg/19april2000/ PR 1927

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