Lugar, Nunn to discuss WMD threats Feb. 25

Lugar and Nunn - Meet the PressSenators Sam Nunn, left, and Richard Lugar discussed their work on Meet the Press in 2003.

Former U.S. Senators Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn, authors of landmark legislation to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, will appear together in a public conversation Feb. 25 at the University of Indianapolis.

The free event will begin at 7 p.m. in UIndy’s Ransburg Auditorium, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. Seating is limited; to register, click here.

The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which became law in 1992, is credited with deactivating more than 7,600 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States. The moderated discussion at UIndy will examine current threats around the world posed by weapons of mass destruction and explore how the former senators’ framework can continue to reduce these dangers and inform global diplomacy.

Lugar, who represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 2013, is president of the Lugar Center in Washington, D.C., and a distinguished professor at UIndy, home of the Richard G. Lugar Academy.

Nunn represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate from 1972 to 1996 and currently serves as co-chairman and chief executive officer of the D.C.-based Nuclear Threat Initiative.