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    Brazil, Argentina, and the Road to the NPT

    Co-sponsored by The The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project and the Brazil Institute

    June 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

    6th floor Moynihan board room

    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

    One Woodrow Wilson Plaza

    1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20004


    A photo ID is required for entry to the Reagan building.

    For several decades Argentina and Brazil sought to develop their own indigenous nuclear programs and tried to

    resist the expansion of the global non-proliferation regime. Deep mutual suspicion coupled with status competition

    colored their relationship and their standing in the face of the major nuclear powers. Starting in the 1980s,

    however, a range of mechanisms led to an emerging system of mutual inspections that transformed geopolitics in

    South America, defused threat perceptions, helped the civilian leadership extricate the military from the nuclear

    programs, and paved the way for entry into the NPT.

    Matias Spektor, an assistant professor of international relations at Fundao Getulio Vargas draws on dozens of

    oral history interviews and thousands of recently declassified documents in Argentina, Brazil, and the United

    States to tell the story.

    Joining Spektor on the panel is Luis Bitencourt, the associate dean of academic affairs and professor of national

    security affairs at the National Defense University and Greg Thielmann, senior fellow at the Arms Control


    Christian Ostermann, director of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program, will chair the event.

    Matias Spektor is an assistant professor of international relations at Fundao Getulio Vargas

    in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he also coordinates the Center for International Relations. He

    earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University in 2007. Matias is currently working on an archive-

    based history of nuclear relations between Argentina and Brazil.

    Luis Bitencourtis the associate dean of academic affairs and professor of national security affairs at the

    National Defense University (NDU). Prior to joining NDU, Bitencourt was the director of the Wilson Center's

    Brazil Project and a visiting professor at the Georgetown University. For most of his professional life, Bitencourt

    simultaneously pursued two careers. In the Brazilian federal administration, he performed several functionsrelated to research and training in strategic planning, international security, public administration, and intelligence

    (1974-1999). At the Catholic University of Brasilia, Bitencourt was a professor and dean (1987-2000). Bitencourt

    also worked for the United Nations as a Regional Coordinator in East Timor, as a member of the Team of Electoral

    Experts in Tajikistan, and as a rapporteur for the U.N. Commission on Intervention and Sovereignty. He has a

    doctorate and an M.A. in World Politics from the Catholic University of America an M.A. in Political Science from the

    University of Brasilia, and a Bachelors in Mathematics. His research interests include hemispheric security,

    terrorism, trade, and democracy.

    Greg Thielmann is senior fellow at the Arms Control Association. Theilmann has served more than three

    decades in the executive and legislative branches of government, specializing in political-military and

    intelligence issues. Before joining ACA in 2009, he worked for four years as a senior professional staffer of the

    Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). He was previously a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for 25 years, last

    serving as director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs Office in the Department of States Bureau of
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    Intelligence and Research. His foreign posts include deputy political counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia,

    Brazil; political-military affairs officer in Moscow, USSR; and political-military affairs Officer in Bonn, Germany.

    Thielmann also served as deputy director of the State Departments Office of German, Austrian and Swiss Affairs;

    special assistant to Ambassador Paul Nitze (then special adviser to the president and secretary of state on arms

    control matters); and State Department advisor to the U.S. Delegation at the Geneva INF arms control negotiations.

    Greg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Arms

    Control Association (2003-2005). His July 2003 appearance at an ACA press briefing on faulty intelligence

    assessments on Iraqs WMD capabilities led to a CBS News 60 Minutes II segment entitled The Man Who Knew,

    which won an Emmy Award for reporter Scott Pelley.

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    Sir Robert Swan

    How Renewable Energy and Sustainable Societies

    Can Save Antarctica (and the Rest of the Planet)

    Wednesday, June 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    Resources for the Future

    1616 P Street NW

    Washington, DC20009

    First Floor Conference Center

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    Reception to follow

    Join polar explorer and internationally renowned sustainability leader Robert Swan, OBE, as he tells his extraordinary life

    story of how he experienced first-hand the life-threatening effects of climate change as he became the first person to walk

    to both the North and South Poles. Sir Robert has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica through the

    promotion of renewable energy and sustainability and has inspired countless others to join him in his quest to protect this

    fragile continent. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the South Pole, learn how he has galvanizedpeople around the planet to take small steps to reduce carbon footprints and generate demand for renewable energy. He

    will also preview his upcoming expedition where he will again make history by walking the South Pole.

    Eggner Trio concert

    Wednesday, June 15, 7: 30 p.m.

    Embassy of Austria

    3524 International Court NWWashington DC 20008

    Admission free. RSVP or(202) 895-6776

    The Eggner Trio was founded in 1997 and consists of the brothers Christoph (piano), Georg (violin) and Florian

    Eggner (violoncello) at present. It is a renowned piano trio now, managed by the Wiener Konzerthaus. Just a couple

    of years after the trios start, they placed first at the International Brahms competition and later went on to win

    first place at the prestigious Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. The three brothers have given

    concerts in Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Tunisia and the

    United States. In Austria, they have performed in major venues and in leading festivals. The trios program for their

    American tour is as follows;

    Haydn Trio C-Dur Nr.27

    Johannes Berauer

    (young Austrian composer between Jazz and contemporary classic)

    Dvorak Trio Nr.3

    Join us to try our staff selections at this Wednesdays complimentary

    wine tasting, or come test out four new wines with Jody from

    Winebow on Friday!


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    Zola Wine & Kitchen505 Ninth Street NW

    Join ZWK for happy hour and enjoy our weekly pick of amazingnew wines pared with our artisanal cheeses.

    Wednesday, June 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m.It's Ali's Birthday! Join Us as We Taste Her Favorites!

    Domaine de la Perrire Sancerre The Velvet Devil Merlot Joseph Carr Cabernet

    Friday, June 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m.Taste Four New Wines with Jody from Winebow!

    Dobog Tokaji Furmint Mt. Beautiful Riesling Clos La Coutale Cahors Chasing Lions Cabernet

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    Potenza Wine15th & H Streets NW

    Join us at Potenza Wine for a weekly tasting and enjoya variety of amazing new wines, paired with our

    artisanal cheeses.

    Thursday, June 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m.Potenza Wine Presents:Indulge Your Palate with Wines fromBacchus Imports

    Casteller Cava Ponzi Oregon Pinot Gris Nuchese Greco di Tufo Boccadiagba Rosso Piceno


    Selected Italian and French Ross on Sale!Gemin Prosecco on sale for $14.99!

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    Washington Post Express Night Out Free June Happy Hour

    Event Date:

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Venue Address:

    1813 M Street NW

    Washington, DC 20036

    United States

    See map: Google Maps


    -$2 Coors Lights-$3 Blue Moons

    -$4 Absolu