Events

Webcast

The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain With the Bomb

October 07, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Avner Cohen, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Morton Halperin, Senior Adviser, Open Society Institute, Samuel W. Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Bruce Riedel, Former Senior Director, National Security Council, Near East Affairs
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The History of the Gas Centrifuge and Its Role in Nuclear Proliferation

January 20, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Houston G. Wood, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia; David Albright, President, Institute for Science and International Security; Jeffrey Lewis, Director, Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative, New America Foundation
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Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement

July 20, 2009 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Lawrence S. Wittner, State University of New York at Albany; David S. Patterson Yale University; Stan Riveles, Institute for Defense Analyses
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The Nuclear Challenge: Italian Foreign Policy and Atomic Weapons, 1945-1991

February 17, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Leopoldo Nuti, Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies; Amb. Richard Gardner, Columbia University; James Miller, Georgetown University and Department of State Foreign Service Institute

On The Brink Part 1: The Cuban Missile Crisis 50 Years Later

50 years later, new research is shedding historical light on the tense and dangerous nuclear standoff between the US and USSR on the tiny island of Cuba. The first segment in a CONTEXT series marking the anniversary features Timothy Naftali who provides insight on the epic tale from the perspectives of Havana and Moscow.

Announcing NPIHP Fellow Giordana Pulcini

The Evolution of Neoconservative Thinking on US Nuclear Policy in the 1970s and 1980s

North Korea's Dangerous Ambition

North Korea's first successful rocket launch is a truly dangerous development. Although the North Koreans have previously detonated two nuclear devices, until now they have not demonstrated any ability to deliver them. Weaponizing a missile is hard, but Pyongyang's close ally Iran has made great advances in miniaturizing warheads. With the combination of North Korea's nuclear bombs and Iran's technology, a nuclear-tipped missile could be capable of striking the West Coast of the United States in the near future. We can no longer afford to ignore North Korea.

Extensive Collection of Declassified Materials Now Accessible, Searchable in New Digital Archive

The Wilson Center today launched a new Digital Archive of declassified official documents from nearly 100 different archives in dozens of different countries that provide fresh, unprecedented insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.The new website features uniquely powerful new search tools, an intuitive user-interface, and new educational resources such as timelines, analysis from leading experts, and biographies of significant historical figures.

NPIHP Announces Spring 2014 Nuclear History Boot Camp Participants

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the participants of the 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp in Allumiere, Italy, 13 May - 23 May 2014.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant