The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is pleased to announce the publication of its 2015 Annual Report. It reviews a spectacular year for the organization—a year in which the Bulletin marked its 70th anniversary, welcomed Rachel Bronson as executive director and publisher, and enjoyed record-high readership and media attention for its commitment to influencing public discussion about nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging threats to global security.
“After my first year at the Bulletin, I believe the need for our organization is as great as ever—perhaps even greater,” said Bronson in her opening letter for the report. “The topics that we cover are tightly defined, and they ripple through almost every dimension of global security.”
The 2015 report includes coverage and photographs from the Bulletin’s annual Clock Symposium and the 70th Anniversary Dinner, which featured keynote addresses by 19th US Secretary of Defense William J. Perry; the Honorable Gareth Evans, chancellor of Australian National University and Australia’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs; California Governor Jerry Brown; and Julia Stasch, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
In his letter, Editor-in-Chief John Mecklin pointed to an 84 percent increase in readership on the website, which drew over a million more page views in 2015 than in 2014, among other advances in impact and influence. Mecklin introduced the Annual Clock Statement of the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board, which noted that keeping the Doomsday Clock at three minutes to midnight was “an expression of dismay that world leaders continue to fail to focus their efforts and the world’s attention on reducing the extreme danger posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.”
The 24-page report was designed by Pentagram, the New York City-based design firm where former Governing Board member Michael Bierut is a principal. A list of foundation funders and donors concludes the report.
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