Arms Control and Political Change

The Keck Center and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to present Ambassador Ronald
F. Lehman II
, director of the U.S. Arms Control and
Disarmament Agency (ACDA), as the speaker on
"Arms Control and Political Change."

As the director of ACDA, Dr. Lehman serves as
adviser to the president, the secretary of state, and the
National Security Council on arms control; is a member
of the National Space Council; routinely attends meetings between U.S. and Soviet foreign ministers; testifies
regularly before the U.S. Congress; and is on the
advisory board of the United States Institute of Peace.

He has previously served as the assistant secretary of
defense for international security policy and as deputy
assistant to the president for national security affairs.
He was also the U.S. chief negotiator on strategic
nuclear arms (START) at the U.S./Soviet nuclear and
space arms talks in Geneva when the two sides reached
agreement on the structure of the START treaty and
recorded central provisions in the joint draft treaty text.

Born in Napa, California, in 1946, Ambassador Lehman graduated from Claremont McKenna College
in 1968, and received his Ph.D. in government from
Claremont Graduate School in 1975.

Ambassador Lehman's lecture starts at 7:00; it is
preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. If you
wish to attend the reception and dinner, please fill out
and return the reservation form.