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The Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Talk 2013 | Sir Lawrence Freedman
Sir Lawrence Freedman next to Barry Posen

Sir Lawrence Freeman is the Vice-Principal (Strategy & Development) at King's College, London, UK. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 1996. In 1997, he was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign. In 2003, he was awarded the KCMG (Knight Commander of St ichael and St George). In Jun 2009, he was appointed to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War. He has written on international history, strategic theory, and nuclear weapons issues, as well as commenting on current security issues. 



The Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner, an annual event hsoted by the MIT Security Studies Program, took place on February 25, 2013 at the Hotel Marlowe. 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 2013 Ruina Dinner was Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal (Strategy & Development) at King's College, London, UK. Professor Freedman spoke on the topic "Can Nuclear Taboo Last?" Approximately 50 members of the SSP faculty, students, and staff attended the dinner.