21 Events

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Catholic Teaching in the Nuclear Age and Nuclear Weapons

Wed., Apr. 8, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life. He is also the Secretary for Health Care and Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He served on the faculty of Georgetown University (1984 to 1992) and the Harvard Divinity School (1993 to 2001). His writings include: "The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Continuity and Change; Military Intervention and National Sovereignty; Catholicism and Democracy;" and "Social Values and Public Policy: A Contribution from a Religious Tradition."

Seminar - Open to the Public

Illicit Commercial Flows: What They Hide and How to Counter Them (New Date and Time)

Wed., Feb. 25, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Nikos Passas is a professor of criminal justice at Northeastern University. He specializes in the study of corruption, illicit financial/trade flows, sanctions, informal fund transfers, remittances, white-collar crime, terrorism, financial regulation, organized crime and international crime. He will present an MTA seminar on illicit commercial flows - what they hide and how to stop them.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Miscalculated Ambiguity? Assessing the Strategic Implications of Conventional Prompt Global Strike

Fri., Feb. 21, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

For over a decade the United States has sought to develop non-nuclear weapons that could hit distant targets in a short period of time. Debate about this Conventional Prompt Global Strike Program has been dominated by one issue—the possibility that Russia (or another observing state) might mistake one of these weapons for a nuclear weapon and launch a nuclear response. Unfortunately, this narrow focus ignores other, more serious strategic risks as well as strategic benefits.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Accelerate the Accelerators! Are There Alternatives to Nuclear Research Reactors?

Wed., Apr. 3, 2013 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

This seminar will review the alternatives to nuclear research reactors and the benefits of adopting the technology of accelerators in order to reduce dependence on enriched uranium.

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