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The Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Talk 2017 | Jacob Sullivan
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Jake Sullivan served in the Obama administration as National Security Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He helped lead the secret negotiations with Iran that paved the way for the 2015 nuclear deal. Jake recently served as the Senior Policy Adviser on Secretary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. He is now Martin R. Flug visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 



The Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner, an annual event hosted by the MIT Security Studies Program, took place on November 8, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. 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 major professional interests: nuclear weapons strategy and policy. 

The guest for the 2017 Ruina Dinner was Jake Sullivan, former National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden. The title of the talk was "Lessons in Nuclear Diplomacy."