The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies is honored to host:
Dr. George H. Quester
to discuss his latest book project
“The Last Time We Were at Global Zero: The Pessimistic or Other Lessons of the Manhattan Project”

George H. Quester is a Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, and is currently the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He is one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of international security studies, having published a dozen books and ten edited books and textbooks over the course of his career. He is especially noted for his work on nuclear weapons and arms control.  Dr. Quester has held appointments at Harvard University, Cornell University, the National War College, the United States Naval Academy, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Most recently, he was Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland in College Park. Professor Quester’s publications include: Deterrence Before Hiroshima (1966, reissued 1986), The Politics of Nuclear Proliferation (1973), The Future of Nuclear Deterrence (1986), Nuclear Monopoly (2000), Offense and Defense in the International System (2003, 3rd ed.), Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo (2005), and Preemption, Prevention and Proliferation: the Threat and Use of Weapons In History (2009). He is currently working on a book project, The Last Time We Were at Global-Zero, funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation for 2010-11. Dr. Quester received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.