Science Diplomacy and Nuclear Threats (Conversations with History)
Date: 7/12/2010; 54 minutes

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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Siegfried S. Hecker, former Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, to discuss scientists, national laboratories, and the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Hecker traces his career in material sciences, describes the evolution of his intellectual focus, and recalls his leadership of Los Alamos. He discusses changes in the international security environment in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, threats posed by terrorist organizations, dangers of nuclear proliferation, and challenges for U.S. policy in assessing the motivation and capabilities of Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran. (#19331)

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World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

Students analyze instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China.

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