The world is facing an unprecedented crisis on several fronts. Lack of leadership by the United States has intensified many flash points around the world including nuclear threats and the abandonment of arms control negotiations, bio-safety, climate change, food insecurity, instability and tensions in the East, and increased pressure from nationalists and extremists at home and abroad. This seminar will capture a subset of these critical issues facing humanity and the planet. All programs will require pre-registration. Please check each program for registration link.
Seminar Organizer and Moderator: SUBRATA GHOSHROY, Research Affiliate, MIT'S PROGRAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY. GO HERE for a recent paper by Mr. Ghoshroy published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that examines American Congressional bipartisan support of missile defense.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28* SPECIAL SEMINAR (Note: different day): Is Third Party Mediation Necessary for Resolution of the Dispute in Kashmir?
Hon. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Cabinet Minister, Congress Party leader, veteran diplomat, first Consul General of India to Pakistan, writer, and political commentator
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6: Whither US – Russia Nuclear Arms Control?
Vladimir Kozin, Ph. D., Member of two Russian Academies, Military, and Natural Sciences; author of 16 monographs on arms control
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13: Accidents, mistakes and COVID-19: Risks and Necessity of High-Level Biosafety Labs
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20: The Bang and the Bucks: Post-9/11 Military Spending and the Shortchanging of Other Urgent Needs
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27: Biden or Trump: What’s at Stake on November 3?
Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, MIT and Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona
GO HERE for a video of this program. The program was cut short because of technical issues experienced by Professor Chomsky. The Rev. Thea Keith Lucas, Coordinator of Radius and the MIT Interim Chaplain to the Institute, welcomed attendees and introduced the program and Subrata Ghoshroy, the moderator.
Here is a VIDEO of the FOLLOW-UP conversation with Professor Chomksy and Subrata Ghoshroy.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3: Climate Change and International Security
Juergen Scheffran, Head of the Research Group Climate Change and Security, University of Hamburg, Germany
GO HERE for a video of this program.
GO HERE for slides.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10: The Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50: A Mid-Life Crisis?
Go HERE for a video of this program.
**TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 6:00PM-7:30PM EST PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT TIME: Ten Years After Fukushima: The Future of Nuclear Power in Japan
Speaker: Jun Tateno, Ph.D., Executive Director, Nuclear and Energy-Related Information Center (NERIC), Tokyo, Japan
Please contact Patricia-Maria Weinmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in seeing the slides from this presentation. The file is too large to upload to this site.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24: What’s Next for the US-India Strategic Partnership?
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1: Missile and Nuclear Insecurity in East Asia
Go HERE for the video of this program.
This program was co-sponsored with MIT's Program in Science, Technology and Society. For information about the series, please contact Subrata Ghoshroy at email@example.com or Patricia-Maria Weinmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.