News: Kosal Gives Keynote Talk on the Future of the Nuclear Triad

Margaret Kosal

Posted November 20, 2020

On the 18th of November, Nunn School Associate Professor Margaret E. Kosal gave the keynote talk on the concluding day of the special symposium series, “75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?” sponsored by the Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS), the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering, and the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This virtual series brings together experts from government and academia on the state of arms control, the potential for new nuclear weapons states, and how new capabilities might affect the nuclear balance of power. Keynote speakers on earlier days in the symposia were Dr/ Hans Kristensen (FAS), Prof. David Holloway (Stanford), and former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller.

Kosal spoke on the “Future of the Nuclear Triad.” She addressed modernization efforts; changes in forces structure; new technology (including AI and quantum sensing); and the role culture, tacit knowledge, and organizations may have in shaping nuclear strategic stability in the 21st Century.