Richard Garwin from the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, will be among the featured speakers at a breakfast panel hosted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from 7:45-8:45 am, April 7, 2009, in conjunction with the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference.
The panel, “It is 5 minutes to midnight,” will also include Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Allison McFarlane, associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University and an expert on technical issues of nonproliferation and the nuclear fuel cycle. Korb and McFarlane serve on the Bulletin’s Science and Security board; Garwin is a member of the Board of Sponsors.
Panel moderator Kennette Benedict, the publisher and executive director of the Bulletin, will lead a discussion of current threats to humanity as indicated by the Bulletin’s Doomsday Clock and how new U.S. leadership might deal with threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.
“It is 5 minutes to midnight”
April 7, 2009 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
About the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference
The 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference will be held on April 6- 7, 2009, at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Widely considered to be the premier event in its field, the 2009 conference will attract over 800 government officials, policy and technical experts, academics, and journalists from around the world.
This year's conference, "The Nuclear Order--Build or Break," will address the critical challenges confronting the nonproliferation regime and offer policy recommendations to stop the spread and use of nuclear weapons and materials. A tentative conference agenda is now available.
The Bulletin is now accepting submissions from high school students, college undergraduates, and graduate students for its upcoming feature, Voices of Tomorrow. One lucky author will win a trip to the 2013 Doomsday Clock Symposium.
Former Governing Board Chair Bill Revelle and his wife, Eleanor, have announced that they will double every gift made to the Bulletin before May 31 for increased coverage of climate and energy issues, up to a total of $50,000.
Dr. George Poste, Co-Director and Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems (http://casi.asu.edu/) and Regents’ Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at Arizona State University, has joined the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, effective March 2013.
Applications for the Bulletin's 2013 Leonard M. Rieser undergraduate fellowships are due March 15, 2013
Press release: The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces the time of the Doomsday Clock.