Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

Speaker Name: 
Raymond Jeanloz
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Speaker Organization: 
UC Berkeley
Start Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
End Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
Darrell Long


Nuclear technologies range from civilian nuclear power to the most physically destructive weapons known to date, thereby motivating international efforts at controlling their spread and usage.  Technical methods (satellites, seismometers, radiation detectors and more) support social-political means of control, including treaties and sanctions.  The urgency in learning to successfully restrain nuclear technologies is heightened by the rapid emergence of other powerful technologies that can benefit yet also profoundly threaten society.


Raymond Jeanloz is a professor (Earth and Planetary Science; Astronomy) and Senior Fellow in the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and also an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.  He chairs the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control, and has served two Secretaries of State on their International Security Advisory Board.