The Wilson Center and Nuclear History
Jul 20, 2015
The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation: A Critical Oral History Between Brazil and Argentina tells a unique and rich story about how two regional nuclear rivals de-escalated their nuclear rivalry in ways that promoted regional and international security. more
July 21, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Yogesh Joshi will discuss the history of India's nuclear submarine program and its ever evolving relationship with India's nuclear ambition. The presentation will also discuss the role played by the Soviet Union in the development of India's nuclear submarine program. more
Dr. Carlo Patti, Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil) and Dr. Benoît Pelopidas, lecturer in International Relations at the University of Bristol, have been awarded a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship. It will allow them to co-lead a collaborative two-year research project with on "Global Nuclear Vulnerability: the effects of the Cuban Missile Crisis on British, French and Brazilian nuclear policies."
The Wilson Center and the George Washington University seek applications from Ph.D. students from the US and abroad working on international relations and modern history for the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR)
The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) invites applications for the IDSA-NPIHP Nuclear History Fellowship. The Fellowship offers the opportunity for scholars and researchers from outside India to pursue short-term research at IDSA on themes pertaining to nuclear history. IDSA offers world-class facilities for research in its residential campus in New Delhi.
An international conference on comparative perspectives of Italy's nuclear history, hosted in Trieste on 13-15 November 2014.
July 21, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Yogesh Joshi will discuss the history of India's nuclear submarine program and its ever evolving relationship with India's nuclear ambition. The presentation will also discuss the role played by the Soviet Union in the development of India's nuclear submarine program.
February 13, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Or (Ori) Rabinowitz, PhD, author of Bargaining on Nuclear Tests discussed her research in the context of the looming dead-line for the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 on the future of Iran’s nuclear program.
October 03, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Matthew Jones speaks on the Chevaline Program, a highly-secret project begun in 1970 to improve the penetration performance of the UK's force of Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missiles in order to give them the capability to overcome Soviet ABM defenses deployed around Moscow. The event will explore the program's background, its problems, and how it became one of the most controversial episodes in post-war British defense policy.
The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation: A Critical Oral History Between Brazil and Argentina tells a unique and rich story about how two regional nuclear rivals de-escalated their nuclear rivalry in ways that promoted regional and international security.
Ryan Musto explores the unprecedented role played by OPANAL, the control agency for the Latin American Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, in addressing the first accusations of a militaristic violation of a NWFZ in history during the Falklands/Malvinas War.
Yogesh Joshi explores how new archival evidence from the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library on the 1974 PNE and the origins of India's nuclear submarine program can inform strategic discourse on India's nuclear weapons program.
Three years ago, an earthquake unleashed a powerful tsunami that slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors. On the eve of the anniversary of the disaster, we spoke with Japan’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Hideki Makihara.
PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
Anna Weichselbraun is a PhD candidate at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation project is titled “Regulating the Nuclear: The Semiotic Production of Technical Independence at the International Atomic Energy Agency.” Weichselbraun is a graduate of N...
Lecturer, University of Bristol
Benoît Pelopidas is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Bristol and an affiliate of CISAC, Stanford University. His research investigates the effects of particular understandings of nuclear history on the framing of current and future nuclear weapons policies, with particular...
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project Nuclear Boot Camp Alumna (2011)
Christine M. Leah recently completed her PhD at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University. Previously, she was a summer associate at the RAND Corporation, a research intern at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Singapore, the French Ministry...