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Networks and Nukes: A Multiplex Model of Nuclear Proliferation

January 26, 2017

Abstract: While impressive strides have been made in detecting physical evidence of nuclear weapons production, there is no consensus on how international relationships combine to motivate or deter...

Epistemic values: bureaucratic objectivity at the IAEA

November 22, 2016

Abstract: This talk examines ideologies of knowledge and expertise in the global governance of nuclear technology through an ethnographic study of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s...

Alliance Credibility and Nuclear Proliferation

November 22, 2016

Abstract: In international politics, the division between allies and adversaries appears quite clear.

The dilemma of multiple choices: Comparing the technical suitability of sites for a deep-mined, geologic repository for high-activity radioactive waste

August 31, 2016

Abstract: All nations that have selected a strategy for the long-term management of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel have opted for disposal in a deep-mined, geologic repository....

4000 Deaths: Chernobyl’s Mortality Revisited

August 31, 2016

Abstract: Among the key knowledge-claims that frame modern nuclear discourse is an oft-repeated assertion that the 1986 Chernobyl disaster caused (or will cause) “no more than 4000 deaths”.

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20: Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing

May 3, 2016

- Please note special start time: 2:55 rather than 3:30 PM; please RSVP above -  The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20:Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing...

Knowledge Infrastructures for a Changing Planet: the past, present, and future of relations between climate science and nuclear weapons research

May 2, 2016

Abstract: Nuclear war and climate change present the two most serious threats to global security since World War II.

The Other Iran Nuclear Negotiations: The failed U.S.-Iran nuclear cooperation agreement negotiations, 1974-1978

April 7, 2016

Abstract: Iran under Shah Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi undertook one of the most ambitious nuclear programs of any non-nuclear weapon state in the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the 1970s.

Learning from a Disaster: Nuclear Safety and Security Five Years after Fukushima

March 11, 2016

- This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Walter H.

Irreversible nuclear disarmament through geological disposal of plutonium

February 29, 2016

Abstract: The large U.S. and Russian stockpiles of weapons plutonium present a sustained risk to global nuclear security.

Bargaining Over the Bomb

February 18, 2016

Abstract: Why do states acquire nuclear weapons?

"The closest we came to nuclear war:" New Insights about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1995 Black Brant event

January 28, 2016

Abstract: The 1995 launch of a sounding rocket from Andoya in Norway allegedly misinterpreted as an attack in Russia and the so-called "Cuban Missile Crisis" in 1962 have one thing in common: they...

Nuclear command-and-control in the Millenials era

November 19, 2015

Abstract: Peter Hayes will talk about the risk of nuclear war and complexity.

Doomed to cooperate: How American and Russian nuclear scientists joined forces to mitigate some of the greatest post-Cold War dangers - Part 1: The policy and human dimensions

November 12, 2015

Abstract: Nuclear risks changed dramatically when the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991. Suddenly the world was threatened more by Russia’s weakness than its strength.

Reset of U.S. Nuclear Waste Management Strategy and Policy Series - Meeting 2: The Structure and Behavior of a New Nuclear Waste Management Organization

September 30, 2015

The United States’ strategy for the storage and disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste is at a stalemate: spent nuclear fuel accumulates at nuclear power plants, yet there is no long-term,...

Actinide Chemistry and the Battlefields of the Cold War

May 18, 2015

Abstract: The Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted for much of the second half of the 20th Century.

“No room for make-believe”: Making sense of US nuclear war plans during the Cold War

April 30, 2015

Abstract: Scholars know quite a lot about U.S. nuclear war planning from the end of World War II to the end of the Cold War.

Nuclear Dynamics in South Asia

March 30, 2015

About the Speaker: Lieutenant General (retired) Khalid Kidwai is advisor to Pakistan’s National Command Authority and pioneer Director General of Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division, which he...

Stuxnet and the Age of Digital Warfare

February 2, 2015

Abstract: In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate.

Projecting Risk into the Future: Sinking of the Titanic and Failure of a Geologic Repository

January 26, 2015

Abstract: The “unsinkable” RMS Titanic sank on April 14, 1912, in the North Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City.  There was no single cause for the loss of...

States, scientists and the Bomb: The cases of Iraq and Libya

January 15, 2015

Abstract: Despite similar starting points, Iraq and Libya’s nuclear weapons program turned out very different.

Radioactive waste disposal in European clay formations: science, safety and society

October 6, 2014

About the Topic: Large scientific and technological advances in many European countries and the establishment of the European technology platform IGD-TP have increased our understanding of how to...