Lugar and Nunn to discuss WMD threats during webcast
NPR's Steve Inskeep will moderate the webcast, which is called "Diplomacy in a Dangerous World: A Conversation with Senators Richard G. Lugar and Sam Nunn." The webcast will be presented by the University of Indianapolis and WFYI Public Media at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the school's Ransburg Auditorium.
Lugar and Nunn received multiple nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in creating the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. The program became law in 1992 and is credited with deactivating more than 7,600 nuclear warheads that were once pointed at the U.S.
During the discussion, Lugar and Nunn will examine current threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and the future of U.S. relations with Syria, North Korea, Russia and Iran. This will be Lugar and Nunn's first public appearance together since 2012.
Lugar represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 2013. He is now president of the Lugar Center in Washington and a distinguished professor at the University of Indianapolis.
Nunn represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate from 1972 to 1996. He is the co-chairman and CEO of the Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative.