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Pelindaba Nuclear Research Centre, South Africa, Sept. 23, 2006. This is South Africa's main nuclear research centre, which was the location where South Africa's nuclear weapons of the 1970s were developed, constructed, and stored.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Deproliferation Dynamics: Why States Give Up Nuclear Weapons Programs

Mon., Nov. 17, 2014 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, 5th Floor

Academic scholarship has been largely successful in understanding and identifying the primary motivations behind nuclear weapons exploration and acquisition and has made significant strides in analyzing the substantial impact that nuclear weapons have had on various other issue areas—suggesting that nuclear weapons have important political effects for their possessors in conflict and broader bargaining interactions. A less-studied phenomenon, though equally interesting and policy-relevant, is that of deproliferation, the process by which states decide to abandon their nuclear weapons ambitions or nascent programs. Since 1945, three times as many states have started and stopped nuclear weapons programs than have successfully proliferated.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.