2017 Lecture Series

  • Date: March 29, 2017
  • A Brief History of the Plowshare Program
  • Speaker: Gerry Strickfaden, 34 years LANL Staff Member (now retired) in weapons engineering, pre-phase 3 studies, project leading, and other activities relating to nuclear weapons such as nonproliferation

2016 Lecture Series

  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Retrospective: Fifty Years of Supporting International Safeguards
  • Speaker: Rebecca Stevens, LANL Staff Member in Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation Division; formerly with IAEA and the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Office at DOE/NNSA

  • Date: March 9, 2016
  • Nuclear Testing: What is Needed and Why?
  • Speaker: John C. Hopkins, Ph.D., Former LANL Associate Director and J-Division Director, APS Fellow, Technical Advisor to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

2015 Lecture Series

  • Date: December 10, 2015
  • CTBT On-Site Inspection (OSI), Full Scale Integrated Field Exercise (IFE) in Jordan: Scenario Development and Execution
  • Speaker: Ward L. Hawkins, LANL Project Manager for Nuclear Testing Limitations, Scenario Task Force and Control Team Leader for CTBTO OSI IFE14

  • Date: September 4, 2015
  • Special Membership Meeting to Discuss and Adopt a LACACIS Position Statement in Support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran
  • Speakers: Pete Sheehey, LACACIS President, and the LACACIS Steering Committee

2014 Lecture Series

  • Date: December 4, 2014
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet to the Next Generation of Nuclear Stewards: The Enduring Nuclear Legacy -- A Second Look
  • Speaker: Jack Jekowski, Principal Partner, Innovative Technology Partnerships, LLC; Former manager in DOE programs and National Labs

2013 Lecture Series

  • Date: November 20, 2013
  • A Long-Term View of Nuclear Arms Control
  • Speaker: Stephen M. Younger, Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.; formerly President of National Security Technologies, LLC, the manager and operator of the Nevada National Security Site; Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the Department of Defense; and Associate Director for Nuclear Weapons at Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Date: July 31, 2013
  • Win-Win Nonproliferation Solutions for Expanding Nuclear Power
  • Speaker: Cheryl Rofer, Retired Chemist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, nuclear issues blogger "nucleardiner.com"

2012 Lecture Series

  • Date: March 15, 2012
  • Nuclear Hotspots, Nuclear Abolition
  • Speaker: Philip Taubman, Consulting Professor at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, former Moscow and Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times

2011 Lecture Series

  • Date: October 11, 2011
  • Irreverent Reminiscences of US/USSR Arms Control Talks in the 70's: Ideas, Personalities, Bureaucracies, Blunders
  • Speaker: Charles Zemach, US Arms Control Agency and State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1970-1976 (consultant 1976-1980), LANL Theoretical Division, 1976-1993, UC Berkeley, 1958-1970

  • Date: July 28, 2011
  • Contemporary U.S. Nuclear Policy and Strategy Debate
  • Speaker: Andrew L. Ross, Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico, Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Policy

  • Date: April 28, 2011
  • Update on Arms Control and the Recent Carnegie Conference
  • Speakers: George Chandler, Cheryl Rofer, and Jim Bradbury, LACACIS members and retired LANL staff scientists who attended the 2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

2010 Lecture Series

  • Date: October 19, 2010
  • Nuclear Weapons, Past, Present, and Future
  • Speaker: Joseph C. Martz, Senior Staff Advisor to the LANL Principal Associate Director for Weapon Programs, and 2009 inaugural William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)
  • Los Alamos Monitor coverage

  • Date: June 28, 2010
  • Special Membership Meeting to Adopt a LACACIS Position Statement in Support of the Ratification of New START

  • Date: May 26, 2010
  • Non-Proliferation Features of a Los Alamos Subcritical Reactor Demo
  • Speakers: Charles D. Bowman, President, ADNA Corporation, Los Alamos, and R. Bruce Vogelaar, Professor of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

  • Date: April 13, 2010
  • New START and Beyond
  • Speaker: Ambassador Linton F. Brooks, now an independent consultant on national security; Chief U.S. Negotiator for the recently expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I); former Administrator (2002-2007) of the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) responsible for U.S. nuclear weapons and international nonproliferation programs

2009 Lecture Series

  • Date: December 9, 2009
  • Remembering Louis Rosen: His Arms Control Legacy and National Security Leadership
  • Speakers: John Hopkins, former leader of LANL weapons programs and a former Director of LANL's Center for National Security Studies (CNSS); Paul White, former leader of the Laboratory's National Security Office and a former Director of CNSS; Molly Cernicek, former member of the LANL Center for International Security Affairs; and David Thomson, former member of CNSS and co-founder of LACACIS

  • Date: October 8, 2009
  • An Overview of Nuclear Material Smuggling
  • Speaker: Dana Weant, retired Foreign Service Officer

  • Date: August 13, 2009
  • Discussion of nuclear reprocessing and international policy
  • Speaker: Ivan Oelrich, Acting President, Federation of American Scientists

  • Date: May 21, 2009
  • Iran: The Country and its Nuclear Program
  • Speaker: Arvid Lundy, LANL Retiree and Consultant on Nuclear Proliferation Issues

  • Date: February 25, 2009
  • Nuclear Policy in the Obama Administration: Continuity or Change?
  • Speaker: Joseph F. Pilat, Executive Advisor, LANL National Security Office; Senior Scholar and Co-Director of the Nonproliferation Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

2008 Lecture Series

  • Date: September 30, 2008
  • Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century: Can Capability Substitute for Weapons?
  • Speaker: Joe Martz, Senior Staff, Principal Associate Directorate for Nuclear Weapons at LANL
  • Los Alamos Monitor coverage

  • Date: March 27, 2008
  • Offense, Defense and Arms Control - The Future and the Challenges
  • Speaker: O'Dean Judd, A former chief scientist of the Strategic Defense Initiative Missile Defense Program in Washington, D.C. and retired LANL scientist
  • Los Alamos Monitor coverage

  • Date: January , 2008
  • Did North Korea Get Nuclear Weapons and Will It Give Them Up?
  • Speaker: Sigfried Hecker, Co-Director of CISAC, Stanford University and former Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos Monitor coverage

2007 Lecture Series

  • Date: December 11, 2007
  • Assessing Security Policy Options and the Way Forward
  • Speaker: Lt. General Robert Gard (USA, ret), Chairman of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
  • Los Alamos Monitor coverage

  • Date: September, 2007
  • Transformation of the US Nuclear Weapons Complex: Past, Present, and...Future?
  • Speaker: Jack Jekowski, Partner, Innovative Technology Partnerships, LLC
  • Los Alamos Monitor coverage

  • Date: July, 2007
  • Report from the Carnegie Nonproliferation Conference
  • Speakers: Cheryl Rofer, President of LACACIS and retired LANL scientist; and David Thomson, member of LACACIS and retired LANL scientist

  • Date: May, 2007
  • State Department Nonproliferation Activites in 2006
  • Speaker: Steve Czuchlewski, LANL Staff Member who spent a year in the State Department's Bureau of European Affairs in 2006

  • Date: April, 2007
  • Code Name Mike: Truman and the H Bomb
  • Speaker: Roger Meade, LANL Principal Archivist and Historian, is co-author of "Critical Assembly: A Technical History of the Oppenheimer Years"