Posts tagged with nuclear security

The Human Dimension of Nuclear Security: Lessons for the Nuclear Security Community

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 […]

Happy Birthday Dr. Bethe

Dr. Hans Albrecht Bethe, FAS founder and the father of nuclear astrophysics, turned 104 years old today. Dr. Bethe was one of the leading architects of the first atomic bomb, and devoted his life, following the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to nuclear weapons disarmament. A national treasure, Dr. Bethe was a leading innovator in […]

FAS Conference Call: A Conversation With An Expert – Thursday, 5/20

On Thursday, May 20, 2010, FAS will hold a conference call with members on the technical aspects of Iran’s enrichment program, and the recently issued FAS report– The Twenty Percent Solution: Breaking the Iranian Stalemate. Dr. Ivan Oelrich, Vice President of the Strategic Security Program, and FAS Researcher Ivanka Barzashka will speak about their proposal to […]

FAS Needs Your Help: Become a Member During this Critical Time in Nuclear Security

Friends, Thank you for your interest in the work of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Last week, the Obama administration released the total number of nuclear warheads in the U.S. stockpile — 5,113 — a number that was classified for decades. In February 2009, FAS expert Hans Kristensen published an estimate that now turns […]

Support FAS at this critical time in nuclear security

Friends, The world stands at a critical moment in nuclear security. Last year, President Obama committed his administration to seeking “the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” Between the negotiation of a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) agreement; a historic, unprecedented White House nuclear security summit; renewed efforts to end nuclear […]