Influence Without Arms: Weaponless Deterrence, Preventive War, and Arms Races in the Shadow of Nuclear Proliferation

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Location: Rosenkranz Hall

Cost: Free
115 Prospect Street
New Haven CT 06511


The Nuclear Security Program at International Security Studies hosts a conversation on nuclear latency with Matthew Fuhrmann, Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University.

Only ten countries have built nuclear weapons. Many others have “peaceful” nuclear programs that give them the means to arm quickly if they so desired. This project analyzes how bomb-making capacity — known as nuclear latency — influences war, peace, and international bargaining.

Fuhrmann’s research focuses on international relations, nuclear proliferation, and armed conflict. He is the author of Atomic Assistance: How “Atoms for Peace” Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity and the coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy.

This event is co-sponsored with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series and the ISS Colloquium.

Open to the Yale community.

Open To:

Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


International Security Studies, Law, Politics and Society, Science and Technology, Social Sciences


International Security Studies
Phone: 203-432-1912