Past Event

Eric Schlosser and Joseph Cirincione: Reducing the Nuclear Nightmare

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Wed, Jan 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund; Author, Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It's Too Late

Eric Schlosser, Journalist; Author, Fast Food Nation and Command and Control

Dr. David HollowayProfessor of International History; Faculty Member, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University - Moderator

Hear startling new information about the dangers surrounding the storage of nuclear weapons in the United States and the proliferation of these weapons in such places as Iran, North Korea and Pakistan as well as possible steps to reduce these threats. Cirincione is a member of Secretary of State John Kerry's International Security Advisory Board and the Council on Foreign Relations. Famed investigative journalist Schlosser has recently uncovered secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. He will discuss accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs. Both will address how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.