The Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner, an annual event hosted by the MIT Security Studies Program, took place on October 17, 2011, at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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 of a prominent speaker to present on one of Professor Ruina's major professional interests: nuclear weapons strategy and policy.
The guest for the 2011 Ruina Dinner was Ambassador Thomas Pickering. He spoke onn "Nuclear Challenges and Some Answers." SSP graduate students, faculty members, and the invited guests attended the event.