A panel consisting of Joseph Cirincione, Andrew Krepinevich, Bruce Blair, and John Holdren discuss Where Do We Go From Here: Iran, North Korea, Nuclear Energy and the Road to a World Without Nuclear Weapons at the 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival. The event was moderated by Jeffrey Goldberg.
Bruce Blair is president of the World Security Institute, a nonprofit organization that he founded in 2000 to promote independent research and journalism on global affairs. He is executive producer for Azimuth Media and Foreign Exchange with Dajit Dhaliwal, and publisher of Washington Profile, Washington Observer, Washington Prism, and Taqrir Washington. Blair is an expert on US and Russian security policies, specializing in nuclear forces and command-control systems. Blair, a MacArthur Prize awardee, has taught security studies at both Harvard and Yale universities. He is the author of numerous books and articles on security issues and is currently writing a book on US strategy policy.
Joseph Cirincione is President of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. He has served as Vice President at the Center for American Progress and Director for Nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
He is the author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats. He teaches at the graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Cirincione worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Government Operations. He is the author of hundreds of articles on nuclear weapons issues, the producer of two DVDs, a frequent commentator in the media, and he appeared in the film, Why We Fight.
He has held positions at the Henry L. Stimson Center, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent of The Atlantic. Before joining the magazine in 2007, he was Middle East correspondent and Washington correspondent for The New Yorker. Previously, he served as a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine. He has also written for the Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post. His book Prisoners has been hailed as one of the best books of 2006. Goldberg is the recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. He is also the winner of an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist, an Overseas Press Club award for best human rights reporting, and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism. He is also the recipient of 2005’s Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.
John P. Holdren
Dr. John P. Holdren is Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Scott Kleeb is an American rancher, professor, and political candidate in Nebraska. Kleeb is the Democratic candidate in the election for the open US Senate seat being vacated by Republican Chuck Hagel
Andrew Krepinevich is a defense policy analyst, president of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University's School of Public Policy.
An author, lecturer, and consultant on U.S. military strategy and policy, he has served in the Defense Department's Office of Net Assessment as well as on the National Defense Panel, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Experimentation, and the Joint Forces Command's Transformation Advisory Board. He has also worked on the personal staff of three secretaries of defense.