At 1:30 this afternoon, thousands of people gathered in Times Square to rally and march for a world without nuclear weapons. Despite an attempted car bomb attack the night before in Times Square (and the 90 degree heat during the day), people still showed up in huge numbers, and carried on with nothing to fear.
Day two of the NPT Pre-conference started at 10am back at Riverside Church on the upper west side of Manhattan. Unlike day one, day two would be an all day affair, including workshops, afternoon performances, and the closing event — an address from U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The NPT Pre-Conference kicked off this evening with speeches, testimonies, and performances at Riverside Church on the upper west side of Manhattan (Interestingly enough, Riverside Church was also the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous get-out of Vietnam speech). Prior to the doors finally opening at 7pm, the real “activism” was occurring outside in [...]
“If the bomb gets out of hand, if we do not learn to live together so that science will be our help and not our hurt, there is only one sure future. The cities of men on earth will perish.” Dr. Philip Morrison, Manhattan Project scientist and one of the founders of FAS, wrote this [...]
FAS is excited to announce its No Use of Nuclear Weapons cause and petition on Facebook. By joining the No Use of Nuclear Weapons cause, you voice your support for the belief that the international community should embrace the idea of a world free of nuclear war and nuclear terrorism while resolving insecurities that drive [...]
Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Alicia Godsberg, Research Associate for the FAS Strategic Security Program and United Nations Affairs. Topics discussed include details on the upcoming Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, the role of FAS at the United Nations, ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear [...]
May 2010 is a critical time for nuclear security. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference will be held at the United Nations from May 3rd to the 28th. Prior to the start of the Review Conference, an International Day of Action will take place this Sunday, May 2nd, in New York City.
FAS Vice President of the Strategic Security Program, Dr. Ivan Oelrich, was featured on a panel discussion last week at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The discussion was the second event of the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) “Debate the Issues” series. The discussion focused on the forthcoming Nuclear Posture Review. [...]
Happy Earth Day! To mark the celebration of the 40th Earth Day, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is launching the Earth Systems Program. As increased stresses on the environment threaten environmental, resource, and food stability, environmental issues have become a key security matter.
Listen to a new edition of the FAS podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Steven Aftergood, Director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. Topics discussed include an overview of the Project on Government Secrecy, a review of the Obama administration’s approach to transparency, and much more! Click here to download podcast.