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
Wednesday, September 23 at 5pm in 4-270
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Co-Sponsored with the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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
Nuclear News: What’s Being Said and Done
- Current Military Nuclear Related Events: Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Are We Numb to Nukes: Listen WBUR Radio
- Recent Articles in the New York Times
- The Search for a New Legacy, New York Times
- North Korea’s Lesson: Nukes for Sale, New York Times
- Fewer Nukes, More Security, The Economist
- 13 Minutes to Doomsday, The Washington Post
- Warheads Into Electricity
- MIT’s R. Scott Kemp on North Korea’s Nuclear Program
- Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies established in Department of Political Science