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The Fermi Awards: A Celebration of Outstanding Science and Scientists

On February 3, two outstanding scientists, Dr. Allen Bard and Dr. Andrew Sessler, received the Enrico Fermi Award. Dr. Sessler has been a longstanding member of the Federation of American Scientists and served as the Chairman of FAS during part of the 1980s. In introductory remarks, Dr. Ernest Moniz, the Secretary of Energy, commented that […]


Event: The Chemicals, Conflict and Challenges in Syria

With pressure from the U.S. and Russia, Syria acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention in September 2013 and agreed to participate in an accelerated process to destroy the chemical weapons. While this has been received as an unexpected yet positive development, the implementation of such a process raises significant science and security issues. The Federation […]

Event: Short Course on Nuclear Weapon Issues in the 21st Century

The American Physical Society’s Forum on Physics & Society and the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs are sponsoring a short course on nuclear weapons issues in the 21st century on November 2-3, 2013 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The workshop will bring together international experts who will give technical background […]

Learn the Trade Craft of Terrorism Analysis

Event: Workshop on Terrorism Analysis

In July, Charles P. Blair, FAS’s Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats, will be hosting an in-depth workshop at George Mason University titled Terrorism Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies and Tools. This non-credit course introduces participants to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for the study of terrorism. Over two days, participants are […]

Preparatory Commission CTBTO Conference

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), an international organization based in Vienna, is organizing a science and technology conference in Vienna from June 17-21, 2013. This is the fourth in a series of international   conferences promoting the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the CTBTO and leading scientists around the world, […]

The Question of a Nuclear Iran

The Hudson Institute hosted “When Iran Gets the Bomb: What Will It Do? What Will Others Do? What Will Be the Costs?” which was set in the future with each interlocutor adopting the role of an Iranian government official and collaborating with each other in a workshop designed to discuss nuclear weapons technology in the […]