Speech by Ambassador Linton Brooks
On March 4, 2009, Ambassador Linton Brooks came to Texas A&M to address the Nuclear Engineering department as part of the Invited Lecture Series co-sponsored by the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI). A reception was held before the speech at the George Bush Presidential Library. Ambassador Brooks spoke on "Nuclear Policy Challenges at the Threshold of a New Administration," and a copy of the speech may be found here.
Ambassador Linton F. Brooks is an independent consultant on national security issues, a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University. He served from July 2002 to January 2007 as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, where he was responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapons program and for the Department of Energy's international nuclear nonproliferation programs.
Ambassador Brooks has over four decades of experience in national security, much of it associated with nuclear weapons. His government service includes service as Deputy Administrator for Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration, Assistant Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Chief U.S. Negotiator for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, Director of Defense Programs and Arms Control on the National Security Council staff and a number of Navy and Defense Department assignments as a 30 year career naval officer. He holds degrees from Duke University and the University of Maryland and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.
The Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A&M University celebrates the challenge of exploring the rich interface between nuclear technology and society by sponsoring a lecture series by experts representing the broad spectrum of nuclear technology in today's world, and the special policy and sociological issues that are engendered by its application.
For more information on the Invited Speaker Series, click here.