On August 6 and 9, 1945, over 120,000 people were killed by the atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Decade by decade, the billions of people at risk from direct and indirect effects of nuclear war continue to grow. The recent U.S. withdrawal from arms control treaties and the pursuit of new nuclear weapons capabilities by nuclear weapon states suggest we may be facing a renewed nuclear arms race. In this symposium, we will delve into the resurgent role of sea-based nuclear capabilities in national security strategies and the factors that undermine the generally recognized strategic stabilizing effect of submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
Nov. 4th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM: Hiroshima
Nov. 11th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM: New Challenges in Nuclear Arms Control
Nov. 18th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM: Future of the Nuclear Triad
Organized by: Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security
Cosponsors: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Department of History; Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering; Center for Global Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center