Jacques E. C. Hymans

Jacques E. C. Hymans is associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California. He won the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his book Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians, and Proliferation. This essay is adapted from a lecture he gave on September 30 to the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies conference, “Perspectives on 70 Years of the Nuclear Age: From Berkeley, a Birthplace of the Atomic Bomb.”