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Nuclear Proliferation - Where Do We Stand?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Location: Newtown, Penn.

Please join the Bucks County Chapter for a discussion on nuclear disarmament issues with Dr. Andrew K. Semmel.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Penn Hall, Pennswood Village
1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown.

Dr. Andrew K. Semmel
is the head of AKS Consulting where he focuses on issues relating to nuclear proliferation, the nuclear non-proliferation regime, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.  He consults on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.S. Departments of State and Energy in Washington, and written and spoken extensively on nuclear-related, foreign policy, and national security issues.

Dr. Semmel joined the Department of State in 2003 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Nuclear Nonproliferation in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN). His primary responsibilities included the development and execution of policies and initiatives to stem the spread of nuclear weapons, cooperative threat reduction, and export controls. He represented the Department in inter‑agency meetings, bilateral and multilateral international fora, conferences and negotiations on nuclear nonproliferation issues.

From September 2001 to January 2003, he served as the first Executive Director of the U.S.‑China Security Review Commission, a bipartisan government Commission appointed by Congress.

He served on the personal staff of Senator Richard G. Lugar from 1987 to 2001, where he was the Senator’s senior Legislative Assistant for Foreign Policy. Prior to this, he served as a Professional Staff Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1985-1987.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, has been an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, an Adjunct Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, and an Adjunct Professor at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  In 1981, he took a position with the Department of Defense as a Foreign Affairs Specialist in the Defense Security Assistance Agency (DSAA) and served as Chief of the Analysis Division of DSAA until he moved to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in February 1985.

He has traveled to nearly forty countries, been an official observer to national elections in a dozen countries, and has spoken and lectured to various domestic and foreign audiences.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA), a U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO) that promotes a bipartisan U.S. foreign policy. 

For more information contact:

Jerry Taylor, President
United Nations Association of Bucks County
35 Lookover Lane
Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 493-6625

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