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The Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Talk 2016 | Laura Holgate
Laura Holgate

Ambassador Laura Holgate assumed her post as U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency on July 11, 2016. Prior to that she was the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction on the National Security Council. 



The Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner, an annual event hosted by the MIT Security Studies Program, took place on October 21, 2016. The dinner series was endowed by Professor Jack Ruina, MIT Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and former Director of the MIT Security Studies Program. The dinner features a prominent speaker to present on one of Professor Ruina's professional interests: nuclear weapons strategy and policy. 

The guest speaker for the 2016 Ruina Dinner was Ambassador Laura Holgate. Addressing the group of SSP faculty, students and fellows,  spoke on “Multilateralism and Threat Reduction: Strengthening the Global Security Architecture.”