ZPI SHORT - The Dharma of Deterrence: Reflections on Two Decades in the WMD World
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Please join our Peacemaker Member Circle for a conversation with Dr. Chris Ford, a Zen Buddhist, who served as the senior most U.S. official concerned with arms control and nonproliferation during the Trump¬†administration. ZPI Board Member Grant Couch, Sensei, will host the conversation, in which Dr. Ford will explore how his work in the State Department became a good ground for his dharma practice. Specifically, Dr. Ford will share his reflections on the challenges he faced as a Buddhist practitioner working in the Weapons of Mass Destruction policy arena. Some of the reflections will be based on the essay he wrote in 2009, entitled “Nukes and the Vow: Security Strategy as Peacework,” in which he expounded on his views of nuclear deterrence from the perspective¬†of the Bodhisattva Vow. He will also speak on them from a 2021 standpoint, after an additional decade in the arms control, nonproliferation, and nuclear deterrence business. Note: The views he expresses in this talk are entirely his own, and do not necessarily represent those of anyone else. Full Transcript at: https://www.newparadigmsforum.com/the-dharma-of-deterrence Recorded on July 20, 2021

ZPI SHORT - The Dharma of Deterrence: Reflections on Two Decades in the WMD World