The 2012 Nuclear Security Summit is currently underway in Seoul, South Korea, where 53 heads of state and international organizations have come together to discuss international cooperative measures to protect nuclear materials and facilities from terrorist groups. The Nuclear Security Summit comes at a critical juncture. Global terrorist attacks have prompted concerns about nuclear [...]
Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project, spoke on a panel hosted by the Arms Control Association regarding the future of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal in Washington, DC on January 20, 2012. The transcript from the event is available online here.
Kazuko Goto, FAS Research Fellow, presented at the Public Health Health Response in the Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Plant Disaster symposium at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Philadelphia on December 6, 2011. You can view the presentation here (PDF).
Listen above to the new edition of the FAS Podcast series “A Conversation With An Expert” featuring Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project. Topic discussed include: the attitude of the United States toward Chinese nuclear arsenals, the recent report regarding China’s increasing nuclear forces in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and opinions regarding [...]
In the 1950s, Dr. Mary Jean Scott Silk joined the Federation of American Scientists. She worked at Brookhaven National Laboratories from 1952 to 1958 and graduated from John Hopkins University with a doctorate in nuclear physics in 1958.
On September 23, 2011, Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project, participated in a conference call briefing with FAS members . The discussion centered around the 2012 FY Stockpile Stewardship Management Plan, which was recently highlighted in a four part series on the Strategic Security Blog. Listen above to conference call or read the [...]
Listen above to a special edition of FAS Podcast “A Conversation with an Expert,” featuring Los Alamos native Charles P. Blair (FAS Director of Terrorism Analysis Project) interviewing Dr. Robert Standish Norris, Senior Fellow for Nuclear Policy at FAS. In the first installment of this series, Dr. Norris discusses the personalities behind the Manhattan Project, [...]
Listen above to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson. Topics discussed include the anniversary of Hiroshima, current state of nuclear security, the threat of nuclear terrorism to the international community and the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Click here to download podcast. To read [...]
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) continues to put the generous support of our members to effective use. In just the last month and a half, FAS experts have educated policy makers, the press, and the public in America and abroad about the urgent need for making the world more secure in the wake of [...]
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 [...]