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21 June 2018

The 2018 March for Science Summit

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S|GNS (Science | Government, Institutions & Society) Summit is a network-wide meeting for emerging and established leaders across fields to share knowledge, build community, and develop their skills as science advocates, educators, and organizers. Rachel Bronson, the Bulletin's president and CEO will be there, as will 2017 Reiser Award winner Yangyang Cheng. Join us.

23 April 2018

The Madeleine Albright interview

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in conversation with Bulletin CEO and president Rachel Bronson, for the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.

26 February 2018

Presidential first use of nuclear weapons: Is it legal?

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The Bulletin's Kennette Benedict and Hugh Gusterson participated in a conference at Harvard University entitled “Presidential First Use of Nuclear Weapons:  Is it Legal? Is it Constitutional? Is it Just?” Watch a 6-minute video of the conference, and explore a transcript of the entire day's remarks at Public Books. The transcript includes remarks by Benedict and Gusterson, as well as Congressman Jim McGovern, William J. Perry, Bruce G. Blair, Rosa Brooks, Bruce Ackerman, John Burroughs, Zia Mian, and Sissela Bok.

2 February 2018

Watch the Nuclear Posture Review rollout

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Watch the press briefing at the Pentagon on the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review; you can read the NPR here.

16 January 2018

Sig Hecker on the North Korean nuclear program

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The CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes interviews the Stanford nuclear weapons expert and Bulletin columnist.  

4 December 2017

A performance by Cai Guo-Qiang

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After a solemn recital of 75 gongs of the Rockefeller Chapel carillon, renowned artist Cai Guo-Qiang performed a multicolored, large-scale pyrotechnic artwork, opening a poetic portal to the moment 75 years ago when Enrico Fermi ushered in the Atomic Age by achieving the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. Cai was awarded the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999 and the Hiroshima Art Prize in 2007.

1 December 2017

The Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago

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In this WGN-TV production, Bulletin president Rachel Bronson and Science and Security Board chair Robert Rosner discuss the import of the first controlled nuclear chain reaction, achieved on Dec. 2, 1942 at the University of Chicago. 

5 October 2017

The first self-sustained nuclear reaction

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On Dec. 2, 1942, University of Chicago scientists began the Atomic Age, achieving the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. Here, three scholars discuss the scientists involved in and the implications of this historic experiment, which changed the world forever 75 years ago.

20 June 2017

Scientists who support a nuclear weapons ban

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More than 3,700 scientists have signed an open letter supporting efforts to ban nuclear weapons. Here, some of them explain why.