Presidential first use of nuclear weapons: Is it legal?

Bulletin Staff | February 26, 2018

The Bulletin's Kennette Benedict and Hugh Gusterson participated in a conference at Harvard University entitled “Presidential First Use of Nuclear Weapons:  Is it Legal? Is it Constitutional? Is it Just?” Watch a 6-minute video of the conference, and explore a transcript of the entire day's remarks at Public Books. The transcript includes remarks by Benedict and Gusterson, as well as Congressman Jim McGovern, William J. Perry, Bruce G. Blair, Rosa Brooks, Bruce Ackerman, John Burroughs, Zia Mian, Sissela Bok, and co-chair and introducer of the conference, Elaine Scarry.