The Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner is an annual event hosted by the MIT Security Studies Program. 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.
David Holloway, the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History and Professor of Political Science at the Center for International Security and Cooperaiton at Standofrd University was the 2018 keynote speaker for the Security Studies Program's annual Jack Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner. The speech was centered on the international history of nuclear weapons where Holloway pinpointed specific instances of nuclear provocation and the future of these weapons in turbulent time.