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The flags of the United States and China.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Avoiding Nuclear Fatalism: A Research Agenda

Wed., May 12, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm


A Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) seminar with William d'Ambruoso, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow with MTA and the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs.

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Cartoon depicting the application of the "water cure" by United States Army soldiers on a Filipino. In the background soldiers representing various European nations look on smiling. The Europeans say, "Those pious Yankees can't throw stones at us any more", meaning that the USA no longer has the moral standing to criticize European colonial practices. Cover of Life magazine, Vol. 39, #1021 first published on May 22, 1902

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Recurring Nightmare: The Endurance of American Torture

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm


Speaker: William d'Ambruoso, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

What explains the United States' repeated turn to torture as an interrogation method in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism campaigns? Using illustrations from the Philippine-American War through the post-2001 war on terror, this seminar shows that actors seek methods that are simultaneously nasty enough to be effective and sufficiently mild-sounding to evade condemnation.

Everyone is welcome to join us via Zoom! Register before the seminar here: