Luncheon on January 20, 2020



Jeffrey Knopf, PhD

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


As Syria descended into civil war, what had once appeared unthinkable – that the government would use chemical weapons (CW) against its own people – became a horrifying reality. This marked the first time that a state had used CW since the Chemical Weapons Convention, a treaty that banned CW, was negotiated in the 1990s. The United States and its allies struggled with how to they should respond to this violation of the norm against chemical warfare.

Jeff Knopf is Professor and Program Chair of Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Much of his teaching and research has been devoted to arms control, nonproliferation, and other forms of international cooperation that seek to reduce the threats from weapons of mass destruction. Professor Knopf earned his BA in Social Studies from Harvard College, and his MA and PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.


  • Monday, January 20, 2020
  • 11:30 am: Registration
  • 11:50 am: Luncheon
  • 12:50 pm: Program

Luncheon Menu

  • Wedgewood Salad with Italian Dressing
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Whipped Potatoes
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Fresh Rolls and Butter
  • Chef’s Choice Dessert
  • Coffee
  • Vegetarian Option: Tossed with Pesto and Parmesan Cheese

Luncheon Cost

  • $33 for members
  • $40 for guests


Reservations are due by January 15 for this January 20 event.

Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.

Registration for the luncheon is now closed.


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