Distinguished Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley
A Moment in Time: The Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and the End of the Cold War

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harold Smith, Distinguished Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at Berkeley. Reflecting on his odyssey from university professor to Washington where he served as defense consultant and assistant Secretary of Defense, Smith explains the what, how and why of the implementation of the Nunn Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program. He concludes with reflections on lessons learned and advice to students preparing for a future in defense and foreign policy careers.

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About Harry Kreisler

Harry Kreisler is the creator, executive producer and host of the Conversations with History series. Conceived in 1982 by Mr. Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times, Conversations with History includes over 600 interviews.

The story behind Conversations with History  (See the interview conducted by Professors Jack Citrin and Robert Price)