Arms control expert to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran, North Korea on Sept. 25

Greg TheilmannGreg Thielmann ’72 will return to campus on Monday, Sept. 25, to present "Unleashing the Dogs of War: U.S. Policy Toward Iran and North Korea." His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will start at 4 p.m. in Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 120, 1226 Park St., Grinnell.
 
Thielmann is a member of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors and an expert on nuclear weapons policy, missile defense and nuclear nonproliferation. He served in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government for more than three decades, working as a senior professional staffer for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and as a foreign service officer.
 
He also worked in the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research and was the State Department adviser to the U.S. delegation at the Geneva Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces arms controls negotiations. His foreign service posts included Brasilia, Brazil; Moscow, Russia; and Bonn, Germany.
 
The Grinnell College Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights is sponsoring Thielmann's lecture.
 
"This lecture is especially timely because of President Trump's comments about Iran and North Korea in his recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly," said Barbara Trish, professor of political science and director of the Rosenfield Program. "Greg has phenomenal depth in intelligence and security, and I look forward to hearing his thoughts on the challenges to the U.S. posed by Iran and North Korea."

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