The Chancellor Speaks on 'Rethinking National Security'
Chancellor Albert Carnesale, Professor of Policy Studies and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, discusses the central issues of U.S. national-security policy in the post-9/11 environment.
Published: Thursday, April 04, 2002
Security - that is, the avoidance of conflicts that might escalate - requires that we prevent the rise of a hostile major power, a hegemon, in either Europe or Asia.
Addressing a crowd of about 1,000 people in Royce Hall, UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale delivered a lecture titled "Rethinking National Security" on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Carnesale discussed threats to the security of the United States in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks; outlined how the nation might best meet those threats; and provided his views on future directions for U.S. national security policy. He also answered audience questions.
Trained as a nuclear engineer, Carnesale has consulted regularly for several U.S. government agencies on topics of foreign and defense policy, and he has participated in high-level international negotiations, including the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I) with the Soviet Union. He has co-authored six books and more than 50 scholarly articles.
Before becoming UCLA chancellor in 1997, Carnesale was at Harvard University for 23 years. He was professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and served as the school's dean from 1991 to 1995. He became provost of Harvard in 1994
(Reprinted with permission by the Office of University Communications)