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Nuclear Testing and New START: Nuclear Threat Reduction in 2020 and Beyond
Our September 9, 2020 panel discussion provides background on current nuclear policy topics and updates on relevant legislation. Panelists Prof. Steve Fetter (University of Maryland) and Prof. Frank Von Hippel (Princeton University) provide briefings on nuclear weapons testing and New START while Dr. Laura Grego (Union of Concerned Scientists) moderates a spirited Q&A session. Also featuring Prof. Stewart Prager (Princeton University), Dr. Sébastien Philippe (Princeton University), and Charlotte Selton (APS)
Influencing Government Policy on Nuclear Weapons
Our June 10, 2021 webinar discussed how government policy for nuclear weapons is formed, aspects of the current political landscape for nuclear arms control, and current Coalition advocacy on no-first-use. Speakers include Laura Grego (Union of Concerned Scientists), Sharon Weiner (American University), Stephen Young (Union of Concerned Scientists), Stewart Prager (Princeton University), and Charlotte Selton (APS).
Nuclear Arms Racing
Our September 13, 2021 webinar discussed the dynamics of a nuclear arms race between the US, Russia, and China. Speakers include Steve Fetter (University of Maryland, College Park), Laura Grego (Union of Concerned Scientists), Lyle Goldstein (Naval War College), and Pavel Podvig (United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - UNIDIR).
The Nuclear Dimensions of the War in Ukraine
Our March 28, 2022 briefing examined Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the connection to nuclear weapons. Speakers included Alex Glaser (Princeton University), Daryl Kimball (Arms Control Association), Pavel Podvig (United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - UNIDIR) and Laura Grego (MIT).
Possible Measures to Reduce the Nuclear Threat Under the Biden Administration and the New Congress
Our January 29th, 2021 webinar covers a range of policy topics including no-first-use, launch-on-warning, ICBM modernization, and presidential sole authority. Speakers include Prof. Angela Di Fulvio (University of Illinois), Prof. Steve Fetter (University of Maryland), Dr. Laura Grego (Union of the Concerned Scientists), Prof. Zia Mian (Princeton University), Prof. Stewart Prager (Princeton University), and Prof. Frank von Hippel (Princeton University).
The Real World Effects of Nuclear Weapons
Our July 13, 2021 webinar examines the effects of nuclear weapons, including the immediate and direct effects, the impact on climate and food, and how government war planners understand these effects. Speakers include Steve Fetter (University of Maryland, College Park), Matthew McKinzie (Natural Resources Defense Council), Alan Robock (Rutger University), and Lynn Eden (Stanford University).
President Biden's Nuclear Posture Review
Our December 3, 2021 briefing discussed the current status of the Biden Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and unpacked the biggest outstanding controversies and questions. Speakers included Jessica Sleight (Global Zero), Tom Collina (Ploughshares Fund), Laura Grego (MIT), and Charlotte Selton (APS).
These colloquia discuss topics of interest to the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction, but represent only the views of the speakers.
May 2021 Arms Control Today: Once More Into the Breach: Physicists Mobilize Again to Counter the Nuclear Threat
July/August 2020 APS News The Back Page: The Increasing Peril of Nuclear Weapons: And how physicists can help reduce the threat
May 2020 APS News: New Physicists’ Coalition to Advocate for Nuclear Threat Reduction
January 2020 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Physicists mobilize to reduce the nuclear threat. Again.
APS News Update: OGA Team Member Helps Build Nuclear Threat Reduction Coalition