Nuclear Weapons Matter

Nuclear Weapons Matter (formally known as MIT Global Zero) is a student-led group that believes that awareness and knowledge regarding nuclear weapons is the responsibiilty of every citizen. NWM seeks to provide a forum for in-depth discussions about nuclear weapons, the scientific, political and moral dimensions of nuclear armaments, the national and international implications of nuclear policies, and ways to achieve sustained disarmament on the international level.

Located at MIT in Cambridge, MA, our mission is to tap into the local brain-trust at MIT and the surrounding institutions.  Bringing together interested students, faculty and staff, we aim to debunk myths, reveal truths and foster new understanding about the complexities to achieving 'zero', in hopes of breeding a generation that believes in its potential and to produce tangible steps towards 'zero'.

Events and Courses of Interests

UPCOMING THIS FALL!

*FILM SCREENING of DR. STRANGELOVE DATE, TIME, LOCATION: TBD

*PANEL DISCUSSION: THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, NUCLEAR WEAPONS and YOU! DATE, TIME, LOCATION, SPEAKERS: TBD

 

PARTIAL LISTING OF PAST EVENTS

Wednesday, September 23 at 5pm in 4-270

WHAT NOW? THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT

Speakers

 
 
R. Scott Kemp, Moderator
Assistant Professor, MIT
Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

This program is being co-sponsored with MIT Global Zero, MIT's Center for International Studies and MIT's Iranian Studies Group.

The Man Who Saved the World: A Film Screening: Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm; Room 4-163

Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00pm: Radius and MIT Global Zero are proud to announce a film screening of a riveting documentary, The Man Who Saved the World, released in 2014 by Danish director, Peter Anthony. The  film tells the incredible story of Stavislav Petrov, a former lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defense Forces. Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, Ashton Kutcher and Walter Cronkite also appear in the film. 

 

Following the film, we will host a 30 minute discussion for questions and comments with the film's producers, Mark Romea and Christian D. Bruun .  Light refreshments will be served.

On Thursday, March 5, we will follow up with a more substantive discussion over lunch in Room 1-135 from 12:00-1:30pm with MIT's Scott Kemp and  David Wright, Union of Concerned Scientists.  Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to <weinmann@mit.edu>

Co-Sponsored with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

November 19, 2014 

The Nuclear Deadline: The Iranian Negotiations: Possible Outcomes

Speaker: R. Scott Kemp, Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT

Sponsored with Radius, and Nuclear Science and Engineering

Wednesday, October 23, 2014

Future Prospects for US-Russian Arms Control~~Hon. Rose Gottemoeller, US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control WATCH A VIDEO of THIS PROGRAM.

Nuclear News: What’s Being Said and Done

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