World Affairs Council
of Orange County
Mr. Philip Taubman
Former Moscow and Washington Bureau Chief of The NY Times
"The Partnership: How the Leaders of the Cold War Generation Are Coming Together to End Nuclear Weapons"
Join us for a captivating discussion and book signing
An enemy of the United States today is more likely to detonate a nuclear weapon in an American city than during the height of the Cold War. The chilling threat of a nuclear 9/11 is outlined by Philip Taubman in his new book, The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb. Mr. Taubman, former Moscow and Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, will talk about the current state of nuclear threats, including Pakistan, North Korea and Iran and the possibility of a nuclear 9/11. He will update us on the joint bipartisan effort of George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, Bill Perry, Sam Nunn and Sid Drell to reduce nuclear threats and ultimately abolish nuclear weapons; how they wrestled with the military, diplomatic and moral dimensions of nuclear weapons and how they influenced President Obama’s nuclear agenda.
Philip Taubman worked for The New York Times for thirty years as a reporter and editor, including stints as chief of both the Washington and Moscow bureaus, and deputy editorial page editor. He has also worked at Esquire and Time magazines. He was twice awarded the George Polk Award—for National Reporting in 1981 (with Seymour Hersh and Jeff Gerth) and for Foreign Affairs Reporting in 1983. Since retiring from the Times in 2008, he has been a consulting professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
Please also join us at this event to honor Messrs. Fred Ameri, Bruce Hallenbeck and Dr. Harry Sahota with the 2012 presentation of the Council’s Prestigious Golden Orange Awards. Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham, past Chairman and Award Recipient, will present the honorees with the 2012 Golden Orange Award for their outstanding contributions to both the OC community and The World Affairs Council of Orange County and their continued dedicated leadership on the Council’s Board of Trustees. All three honorees have contributed to the education of Orange County on world affairs.
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012
Location: Hilton Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, Ca. 92626
6:00 pm Reception * 7:00 pm Dinner * 7:45 pm Program
Members @ $55 Non-Members @ $70 Students @ $40