Dr. William J. Parker III is no stranger to the intricacies of world conflicts. A retired U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, Dr. Parker’s extensive experience in the military and academia have made him paved the way for his career as a distinguished national security expert. In his current role as COO at the EastWest Institute, an international “think and do” tank committed to building trust and preventing conflict around the world, Dr. Parker is engaged in efforts to counter global threats to create both a safer United States and a more peaceful world.

Dr. Parker outlines the distinct dangers presented by nuclear vs. biological weapons, making an argument for the necessity of programs to advance a chemical-biological knowledge base in order to combat the potentially devastating reach of biological warfare.


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