Science & Global Security Seminar Series
Most seminars take place on Wednesdays, 12:30-2:00 pm at 221 Nassau Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room unless otherwise noted. You are welcome to bring your lunch. There is no need to rsvp.
For more information or any questions, please contact M.V. Ramana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring/Summer 2014 Seminars
January 15, 2014 - "Transparency and Sino-US Strategic Stability"
Han Hua, Peking University
January 28, 2014 - "Global Trends in Nuclear Power"
Mycle Schneider, Independent international consultant on energy and nuclear policy
February 19, 2014 - "Fast and furious, or fast and futile? Assessing the effectiveness of hypersonic boost-glide."
James Acton, Carnegie Endowment
February 26, 2014 - "Update on US. Nuclear Weapons Policy and Programs"
John Harvey, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs
March 12, 2014 - "The Waste Confidence Trick in the Licensing of U.S. Nuclear Power Reactors"
Arjun Makhijani, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
April 2, 2014 - "Explaining International Cooperation on Nuclear Security: Lessons from the RERTR Program"
Alan Kuperman, University of Texas at Austin
April 16, 2014 - "Israel's Campaign Against Iraq's Nuclear Program"
Uri Sadot, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2014 - "Risks from low-level ionizing radiation - a moving landscape"
Jan Beyea, Consulting in the Public Interest
April 30, 2014 - "Improving International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Law"
Tom Coppen, University of Utrecht
May 7, 2014 - "Real-time Radioxenon measurement using a Phoswich detector for CTBT verification purposes."
Bemnet Alemayehu, Natural Resources Defense Council
May 14, 2014 - "An overview of global development of advanced nuclear energy technology: The role of the Generation IV International Forum"
Harold McFarlane, Idaho National Laboratory
May 19, 2014 - “Laser Isotope Separation: A New Route to a Bomb?”
Ryan Snyder, Nuclear policy consultant
June 16, 2014 - "Hints of Neutrino Mass Hierarchy from Oscillations and the Potential Use of Neutrinos for Nuclear Nonproliferation”
Bernadette Kafwimbi Cogswell, Vanderbilt University
July 21, 2014 - " The influence of the Fukushima accident on Japan's reprocessing policy and the challenges ahead”
Tadahiro Katsuta, Meiji University, Tokyo
Fall 2013 Seminars
October 9, 2013 - "Iran's Nuclear Program and International Law"
Dan Joyner, University of Alabama
October 10, 2013 - "US-China Strategic Nuclear Dynamics: The State of Play"
David Santoro, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
October 16, 2013 - "The Cuban Missile Crisis At 50: Gambling With Armageddon And Fabricating History"
Martin Sherwin, George Mason University
October 23, 2013 - "Nuclear Energy at Scale: Lessons from French Civilian Program Development and Deployment"
Kathleen Araujo, Harvard University
November 6, 2013 - " Getting to Know the Bomb: Experiments in the Public Understanding of Nuclear Weapons"
Alex Wellerstein, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics
November 13, 2013 - " Framing Fukushima: Why Disasters Don’t Destroy the Credibility of Nuclear Risk Assessment"
John Downer, University of Bristol
November 20, 2013 - "Safety, Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Accident" December 12, 2013 - "China-US Cooperation On The Global Commons"
Gregory Jaczko, Former Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Shen Dingli, Fudan University's Institute of International Studies
November 20, 2013 - "Safety, Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Accident"
December 12, 2013 -
"China-US Cooperation On The Global Commons"