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Associate Professor Philipp Bleek presenting at the Naval Postgraduate School. 
(Left to Right) Naval Postgraduate School Assistant Professor Tristan Volpe and Associate Professor Philipp Bleek at the Naval Postgraduate School. 

Associate Professor Philipp Bleek presented at the Naval Postgraduate School on the “The Past, Present, and Future of State and Terrorist Chemical Weapons Threats” on February 8, 2019. 


The talk drew on Professor Bleek’s experience serving as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs in 2012 to 2013. In that capacity, he staffed the Pentagon-based, interagency Syria Chemical Weapons Senior Integration Group, negotiated with the Russian Federation about US-Russian cooperation on Syrian chemical weapons as part of a White House delegation, helped draft the 2014 National Defense Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and participated in chemical and biological terrorism red and blue-team exercises.

The talk was part of the Counter-Proliferation Studies Speaker Series hosted by the Department of Defense Analysis and made possible through support from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs. 

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