'Reducing nuclear weapons and the risk of nuclear war'

Wed, 18/10/2023 - 14:00
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WC24 2LS

Speaker: Dr Steve Fetter, Visiting Professor at King's College London
Respondent: Professor Christopher Hobbs, King's College London
Chair: James Brady, British Pugwash / King's College London
Topic: The invasion of Ukraine by Russia significantly increased the possibility of nuclear use and continues to be a subject of grave concern. The Doomsday Clock, which marks the threat of global catastrophe, is at the closest point to midnight it has ever been. At this most dangerous of times, it is vital that nuclear risk reduction, arms control and disarmament are revived.
In this talk, Prof. Steve Fetter will review US nuclear weapons policy across administrations, especially in relation to the current conflict in Ukraine, and consider how Washington can reduce nuclear risks. He will also reflect on emerging technology and strategic challenges at a time of rising international tension, and how scientists and the public can get involved in these issues.
Following the talk there will be a Q&A. The event will be recorded.
To attend in person or online, please register here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEld-yqrzMqGNesx3TXzhc9NCmYIfrULFwc#/r...

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Dockrill room, K6.07, Strand Building, King’s College London Strand Campus,