The Human Dimension of Nuclear Security: Lessons for the Nuclear Security Community

At a meeting on professional ethics and public awareness organized by the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade & Security, I spoke on a panel called  “The Human Dimension of Nuclear Security.” The conference was hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.

In 2010, President Obama’s set an ambitious goal of securing all fissile materials around the globe within four years. Skeptics are now questioning its logistical feasibility. While it is an admirable and necessary, but complicated goal, investments in nuclear security measures and public outreach would be relatively cheap compared to the grave economic and human consequences that could result from a nuclear terrorist attack.

Read my presentation here.

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