US Approach to Nuclear Weapons in the Trump Administration: Is the World Safer or More Dangerous?
Jill Hruby, former President, Sandia National Labs
June 21, 2019
It is customary for a new US president to issue a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) within the first 18 months after taking office. President Trump followed this tradition with the release of his administration’s NPR in February 2018. This talk will focus on what is the same and what is different about this new nuclear policy and how it may stabilize or destabilize the behavior of other nuclear nation states. Finally, this talk will briefly address how Trump’s nuclear policy effects New Mexico.
Jill Hruby spent 34 years at Sandia National Laboratories in roles with increasing responsibilities. She served as the President and Laboratories Director from July 2015 to May 2017. During her career at Sandia, Hruby worked in nuclear weapons, nuclear non-proliferation, countering weapons of mass destruction, international security cooperation, homeland security, security system design, and renewable energy. Hruby serves on Boards for the US government, non-governmental organizations and universities. She is a consultant and advisor on national security issues, a spokesperson for women in science and technology, and a mentor for emerging leaders.
Supported by Sandia National Laboratories and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund