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Scientist to discuss U.S. nuclear targeting, Oct. 3

"Dr. Strangelove Is Alive and Well: U.S. Nuclear Targeting Plans and Their Implications" is the title of a public lecture to be presented Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Matthew McKinzie, staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, the organization has more than 500,000 members nationwide, served from offices in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

McKinzie has been a staff scientist at the council since 1997. He was previously a postdoctoral associate in the peace studies department at Cornell University and also served as a summer graduate research assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

This lecture is the inaugural event of the Program on Science and Global Security, co-directed by Harold Feiveson, lecturer of public and international affairs, and Frank von Hippel, professor of public and international affairs. The program focuses on developing the technical bases for new nuclear arms control and nonproliferation initiatives. McKinzies lecture is sponsored by the program and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Office of External Affairs.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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