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Armageddon Deferred: The Contradiction in America's Nuclear

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Thu, April 21, 2011
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Bing Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008
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Vered Sharon '89


A ban on nuclear testing eluded numerous Presidents: Eisenhower, JFK and Jimmy Carter all sought to end nuclear testing, but failed. Finally, a nuclear test ban treaty was negotiated by Bill Clinton.

Hugh Gusterson, '92 PhD, an expert on nuclear weapons policy and on America's nuclear weapons laboratories, has interviewed the key players. He explains how the U.S., despite the end of the arms race, spends more now on nuclear weapons R&D than it did during the cold war.

Light refreshments will be available from 7:00 to 7:30pm. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:30pm, followed by discussion and Q&A. The cost to attend is $5.00 for Young Alumni ('06 - '10) and WDCSA members, and $10.00 for non-WDCSA members.

Seating is limited to 60! Questions? Contact Vered Sharon '89 at

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