A leading diplomatic authority on nuclear nonproliferation will visit the Widener University School of Law campus near Wilmington this evening.
Former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. will take part in a dialogue about disarmament at the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Widener Law campus is on Concord Pike. Graham has advised nearly every American president since Ronald Reagan on issues surrounding nuclear weapons. He was involved in such negotiations as SALT (Strategic Arms Limitations Talks), START (Strategic Arms Reduction Talks), the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and more. President Clinton appointed Graham as special representative of the president for arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament, a position he held from 1994 to 1997. Graham also served for 15 years as general counsel of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and served as chair of the nonpartisan, nongovernmental Lawyers Alliance for World Security. Graham will be interviewed by Widener Law adjunct professor Jonathan Granoff. The public is invited and there will be time for questions from the audience. Widener Law and its student-run International Law Society are hosting the event.