National security expert Penrose Albright will speak at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies' Robinson Auditorium on UC San Diego’s campus Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Albright will address the major challenges national laboratories face during budget cuts in national security spending.
He is the president of Lawrence Livermore National Security and director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, “which works to increase the security of the U.S. by applying cutting-edge science and technology to strengthen defense and reduce the global threat of terrorism and nuclear weapons.”
Albright will speak as part of UC San Diego’s Herb York Memorial Lecture. The lecture was organized by University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), whose research focuses on security and nuclear proliferation and also examines how policy affects the state of conflict and peace. The annual lecture honors the late nuclear physicist Herbert F. York, the founding chancellor of UC San Diego.
“Dr. Albright’s talk will highlight the shared roots of UC San Diego, IGCC and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,” said Tai Ming Cheung, director of IGCC. “Herb York was responsible for the establishment of all three organizations. It is little wonder then that these institutions are recognized as international centers of excellence in their respective fields.”
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