4 Events

New indigenous PHWR (Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor) under construction, Gujarat, India, 9 June 2016.

Wikimedia CC/Reetesh Chaurasia

Seminar - Open to the Public

Technology Transfer, Control, and Re-invention of the Indian Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor

Thu., Apr. 29, 2021 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm


Speaker: Aditi Verma, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral  Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

The design and creation of complex socio-technical systems require the production and use of both tacit and explicit knowledge. This seminar explores the role of tacit knowledge in the transfer and reinvention of complex, dual-use technologies — in this case, pressurized heavy water reactors — and the implications of the generation of this tacit knowledge for technology control.

Everyone is welcome to join us via Zoom! Please register before the event:

Workers pass a structure at the former Semipalatinsk nuclear bomb testing center, during a 2010 visit by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, 90 miles (144 kilometers) from Kurchatov, Kazakhstan.

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Seminar - Open to the Public

Racial Injustice in the Nuclear Field

Fri., Oct. 9, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm


The recent killings of unarmed Black Americans and the ensuing protests have yet again highlighted the racial injustices and structural inequalities that remain a major part of life in the United States. Institutions across the U.S. nuclear community—including the Project on Managing the Atom—have issued statements condemning systemic racism and recognizing the need to counter racial injustices. To further these discussions, this panel will focus on often-overlooked issues of racial inequalities in the nuclear field. Contributors to the panel will discuss race in the context of global nuclear governance, the nuclear disarmament movement, and nuclear weapons testing.

This event is sponsored by the Project on Managing the Atom.