Iran and the Nuclear End Game: What are the Odds of Peace?
Western powers continue to accuse Iran of attempting to develop nuclear weapons while Tehran insists that the program is only for civilian nuclear energy. Dr. Eugene Gholz joins Asia Society Texas Center to analyze the costs and benefits of different outcomes and policy choices. Would military action against Iran be an effective way to prevent nuclear proliferation? Gholz will discuss what will change if Iran develops a nuclear weapon as well as the status of delaying Iranian nuclear progress through sanctions.
Registration and Reception: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
About Eugene Gholz
Eugene Gholz is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas who works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic policy. From 2010-2012, he served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, where he led initiatives to better understand the complex defense supply chain and to apply that understanding in the budget process. He also focused on policy regarding reimbursement of industry's Independent Research and Development expenditures. Before working in the Pentagon, he directed the LBJ School's master’s program in global policy studies from 2007–2010.
Dr. Gholz works on innovation, defense management, and U.S. foreign policy. He is the coauthor of two books: Buying Military Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry and U.S. Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy. His recent scholarship focuses on energy security. He previously taught at the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. He is also a research affiliate of MIT's Security Studies Program, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and associate editor of the journal Security Studies.