Will Carpenter on the Role of Chemical Industry in Chemical Weapons Treaty

| February 19, 2015
Will Carpenter

Will Carpenter

Webster University donor and Global Leadership Academy advisory board member will sign copies of his book after his upcoming lecture, “The Significant Role Played by the Chemical Industry in the Realization of the Chemical Weapons Treaty,” Tuesday, March 3, at the St. Louis Science Center.

The Webster University community is invited to this event. Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27, to Lyn Gordon (314) 289-4402 or specialinvite@slsc.org.

Carpenter spoke last year at Webster on the topic of the chemical weapons treaty as part of the Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World series. He also gave the commencement address for Webster’s 2014 Global Leadership Academy cohort.

A retired vice president and general manager of the New Products Division of Monsanto Company, Carpenter was deeply involved in the efforts to obtain a worldwide chemical weapons treaty from 1978 through 2003.

Will Carpenter - Contemporary Conversations

Carpenter discussed the development of the chemical weapons treaty as part of Webster’s Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World series in 2014.

After the convention was ratified and put into force, he was named by the United States as the U.S. representative to the Science Advisory Board of the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and was named co-chair of the Board.

From 1979 to 1994, he served as the chair of the Chemical Manufacturers Association treaty committee and served as a representative and resource to the United States, NATO, and the UN. In 1992, Carpenter was awarded the Hilliard Roderick Prize and Medal in Science, Arms Control, and International Security jointly with Robert Mikulak, the United States Ambassador to the OPCW.

Event Details

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
St. Louis Science Center: 5050 Oakland Avenue ● St. Louis, MO 63110
Cocktail Reception with Hors d’oeuvres: 6-6:45 p.m.
Lecture: 6:45-7:30 p.m.
RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27, to Lyn Gordon (314) 289-4402 or specialinvite@slsc.org.

Carpenter will sign his book, “will d… a life in science,” following the program. (Books will be available for purchase on site.)

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