"Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament 50 Years Since the Cuban Missile Crisis"
Fifty years since the crisis of October 1962 brought the world to brink of nuclear war, the threats posed by the bomb have changed, but still hang over us all. There still are nearly 20,000 nuclear weapons and there are nine nuclear-armed states. More countries have access to the technologies needed to produce nuclear bomb material; the risk of nuclear terrorism is real. The United States and Russia still deploy more nuclear weapons than necessary to deter nuclear attack.
Doing nothing is not an option. To remain effective, the nuclear non-proliferation system must be updated, new commitments must be implemented, and progress on disarmament must be accelerated. No matter who occupies the White House following the 2012 election, he must pursue a nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament "stimulus plan."
WHO: ACA Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball
WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 4:00p-6:00pm
WHERE: The Tang Center on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA (Building E51-395, located at 70 Memorial Drive).
The talk is part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program on Science, Technology and Society (STS) mini seminar-series on "Nuclear Arms Control: Past, Present and Future" this fall.
For more details, see: http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=14986694&date=2012/10/10 or contact: Randyn Miller <[email protected]>
The event is free and open to the general public
The Arms Control Association is an independent, membership-based organization dedicated to providing authoritative information and practical policy solutions to address the threats posed by the world's most dangerous weapons.