FAS and the Pacific Islands Society (PacSoc) are pleased to announce the inaugural class of Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament. Calvin Ziru comes from the Solomon Islands and is a lawyer by profession. He is currently a Chevening Scholarship recipient, completing a Master of Arts in Politics and International Relations at the Durham University in [...]
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 [...]
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Dr. Martin Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and Advisor to the FAS Nuclear Security Program, will speak at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Manufacturing Research Center on “The Wisdom of Foolishness: Taking on Nuclear Deterrence”. The event is co-sponsored by the Daisy Alliance, Georgia Tech’s Sam [...]
Dr. Donald Glaser, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who served as a member of FAS’s Board of Sponsors for many years, passed away last week at the age of 86. Glaser was the inventor of the bubble chamber, which allowed researchers to trace the paths of subatomic particles, which allowed for scientists to further discover that [...]
U.S. drone policy, new CRS reports and much more. From the Blogs Drone Programs Spark Budgetary, Privacy, Legal Concerns: The development of unmanned aerial systems (or drones) for military and civilian applications appears to be accelerating faster than the normal policy process can adapt to it. The use of drones in U.S. air space has [...]
FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson will speak at a forum on nuclear regimes hosted by Virginia Tech University in Arlington, VA on November 5, 2012. Dr. Ferguson will speak about nuclear power and nonproliferation regimes. Nuclear regimes have their origins in non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and continue to have a significant impact on the nuclear [...]
This Tuesday, the Federation of American Scientists and the Heritage Foundation hosted a briefing on nuclear waste management. Featured were speakers Dr. Charles Ferguson, Professor Clifford Singer, Mr. Jack Spencer, and Ms. Sharon Squassoni.
The United States Institute of Peace held a conference Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C., to present a series of commissioned papers on the changing and static elements of Iranian politics. The papers focused on topics such as the effects of welfare on Iranian society, the presence or lack of the rule of law, [...]
This Monday, June 25, the Brookings Institution hosted John Everard, the former British ambassador to North Korea who spent two and a half years of his life in the country, from 2005 to 2008. The panel featured David Straub and Jonathan Pollack, with Richard Bush moderating. Everard gave a presentation on his experience in North [...]
On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, I spoke on a panel at the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council’s summit on new nuclear energy outlook and opportunities in Washington, DC. I spoke on the role and risks of nuclear power and you can view my presentation slide here.