FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson was the keynote speaker at the “Countering Nuclear and Radiological Threats” symposium on May 15, 2013 at the Mason Inn at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Ferguson spoke about understanding and countering nuclear and radiological terrorism; presentation slides are available here. FAS Adjunct Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation Law [...]
FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson will be the keynote speaker at a symposium hosted by VIP Global Net, LLC on May 15-16, 2013 at the Mason Inn at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The topic of the symposium is “Countering Nuclear and Radiological Threats” and will feature speakers from the Countering Weapons of Mass [...]
On November 9, 2012, FAS hosted the Symposium on Preventing Catastrophic Threats at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The symposium consisted of three panels that explored catastrophic threats to national and international security, including those posed by nuclear and radiological weapons; biological, chemical, cyber, and advanced conventional weapons; and threats to energy supply [...]
The post FAS Symposium Provides Recommendations to Next Administration on Catastrophic Threats appears in the Public Interest Report, the semiannual journal from FAS. The PIR brings together articles from writers both outside and inside FAS to engage the general public in the important issues FAS works on.
FAS hosted its 2012 Awards Ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on November 9. The awards ceremony recognizes outstanding individuals who have made a distinctive contribution to national security and science policy. Mr. Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund, served as Master of Ceremonies. Dr. John Ahearne, former Chairman of the [...]
The post 2012 FAS Awards Ceremony appears in the Public Interest Report, the semiannual journal from FAS. The PIR brings together articles from writers both outside and inside FAS to engage the general public in the important issues FAS works on.
On March 6, FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson gave a presentation on “The Physics (and Politics) of Nuclear Disarmament” at the physics colloquium of the University of Illinois. This event was, in part, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the course Physics 280: Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear War, and Arms Control taught for 30 years by [...]
FAS Roundup: February 13, 2012 New report on future of nuclear power, DoD inspector takes on classification oversight, freedom of the press and much more. Events On February 8, 2012, FAS honored Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, at a dinner event [...]
Will Nuclear Power in the United States See a Revival This Decade? FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SCIENTISTS AND WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY RELEASE NEW REPORT ON FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY IN THE U.S. Background resources on nuclear energy WASHINGTON (February 8, 2012) – In the wake of the devastating meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power [...]
Today I gave two presentations to Brookhaven National Laboratory on the topics of radiological terrorism and attacks on nuclear facilities such as nuclear power plants. These presentations were for a course of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear policy given this month at the laboratory. The course is part of the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative sponsored by the [...]
Listen to an FAS Conference Call: “A Conversation With An Expert”, that I recently had with FAS members. The conference call took place on November 4, 2010. The discussion centered around my recent article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, titled “Next customer, please: The risk in conventional arms sales along with nuclear energy deals.” [...]
On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) celebrated its FAS Awards dinner and ceremony at the Carnegie Institute of Washington. It was an extraordinary evening where intellectual leaders in science, engineering, and policy came together to honor two outstanding individuals. FAS honored Dr. John Holdren, the Director of the White House [...]