3 Events

A scene from "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

Sony Pictures/Flickr user "Insomnia Cured Here"

Special Series - Open to the Public

"Dr. Strangelove" Screening & Discussion

Thu., Nov. 21, 2019 | 5:15pm - 8:15pm

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) invites you to a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic dark comedy, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, immediately followed by a discussion and Q&A session with “NUKEMAP” creator and historian Prof. Alex Wellerstein, moderated by MTA Senior Research Associate Nickolas Roth.

Pizza and other refreshments will be served! RSVP required.

Location: T-G50 (bottom floor of Taubman Building)

15 Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Donald Trump speaks at the Polish National Alliance, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Chicago.

John Locher/AP

Seminar - Open to the Public

Presidential Control of Nuclear Weapons: Then and Now

Thu., Apr. 6, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

United States law vests the power to control the use of nuclear weapons exclusively in the person of the President or his legal successor. The degree to which this power has been located in a single individual has come into question several times in the history of nuclear weapons, including much more recently. In this talk, I will discuss the somewhat convoluted and unintuitive history of how this system was established during the Cold War, the moments at which it has been previously called into question, and discuss some of the policy questions that seem to face us on this matter in the post-Cold War.