Upcoming Seminars & Events
Science and Global Security Seminar Series - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Thomas Jonter will talk about "The Key to Nuclear Restraint: Sweden's Plans to Acquire Nuclear Weapons During the Cold War"
Seminars will be held at 12:30 p.m., normally on Wednesdays during the academic year, at 221 Nassau Street (located at J2 on the campus map) in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. You are welcome to bring your lunch. There is no need to rsvp.
Why have some nations acquired nuclear weapons while others have refrained? This seminar will analyze Sweden¹s Cold War plans to acquire nuclear weapons and explore why some states choose restraint. Sweden¹s leadership nearly chose develop a nuclear weapon in the 1960s, but instead steered their country to become one of the most recognized actors in the disarmament movement. Drawing on recently declassified documents from Sweden and the United States, this seminar will offer a comprehensive analysis of the Swedish nuclear weapons program‹and why it was abandoned.
Thomas Jonter is the author of The Key to Nuclear Restraint: Swedish Plans to Acquire Nuclear Weapons During the Cold War (2016), Director of the Stockholm University Graduate School of International Studies, Sweden, and Professor of International Relations at the Department of Economic History. He is a partner of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project and has been visiting scholar at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stanford University, and Cornell University. Professor Jonter is also chair of Swedish Pugwash and served as advisor to the Swedish delegation to the 2015 Review Conference to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, at the United Nations in New York.
Biosecurity Seminar Series
No Biosecurity seminars are scheduled for this semester. Lists of past seminars may be found here.