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Holloway named co-director of arms control center
STANFORD -- Stanford political scientist David Holloway has been named co-director of the university's Center for International Security and Arms Control, effective Sept. 1.
Holloway, a specialist on U.S.-Soviet relations and Soviet nuclear policy, has agreed to serve a three-year term as co-director of the center, which brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines for research, training and outreach related to arms control and international security.
He will work closely with co-director William Perry, professor of engineering-economic systems, and with Coit Blacker, associate professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, who will return to Stanford this September to become director of studies at the center.
Holloway, a native of Ireland, earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Pembroke College and his doctorate at Cambridge University. He came to Stanford in 1983.
He currently heads the center's U.S.-Soviet Project on Strategic Stability and Arms Control to the Year 2000, a joint effort by Stanford scholars, Soviet scholars and Soviet military officials that aims to keep up momentum in arms control after the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty are in place.
Holloway will succeed John Lewis, William Haas professor in Chinese politics, who has served as co-director of the center since its establishment in 1983. Lewis will continue to teach Stanford's multidisciplinary undergraduate course on arms control and disarmament, as well as pursue his teaching and research on Asia. He serves as director of Peace and Cooperation in the Asian Pacific Region, an international scholarly effort to examine policies that could reduce tensions and enhance cooperation and peaceful development throughout the region.
Holloway, Perry, Blacker and Lewis all hold joint appointments as senior fellows of the university's Institute for International Studies, which was established in 1988 to coordinate Stanford's activities in international, comparative and regional studies.
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