The Wilson Center and Nuclear History
May 19, 2015
Despite its legal status, Germany has never been an ordinary non-nuclear weapons state. In "The Persistent Legacy: Germany's Place in the Nuclear Order," Andreas Lutsch explores the historical dimensions of Germany's ambiguous position in the global nuclear order and re-examines Germany's efforts to revise its NATO role as a host for US nuclear weapons. more
Apr 15, 2015
Israeli Cover Stories about the Dimona Reactor Dismayed Top Level Officials Who Saw a "Clearly Apparent Lack of Candor" more
Dr. Carlo Patti, Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil) and Dr. Benoît Pelopidas, lecturer in International Relations at the University of Bristol, have been awarded a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship. It will allow them to co-lead a collaborative two-year research project with on "Global Nuclear Vulnerability: the effects of the Cuban Missile Crisis on British, French and Brazilian nuclear policies."
The Wilson Center and the George Washington University seek applications from Ph.D. students from the US and abroad working on international relations and modern history for the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR)
The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) invites applications for the IDSA-NPIHP Nuclear History Fellowship. The Fellowship offers the opportunity for scholars and researchers from outside India to pursue short-term research at IDSA on themes pertaining to nuclear history. IDSA offers world-class facilities for research in its residential campus in New Delhi.
An international conference on comparative perspectives of Italy's nuclear history, hosted in Trieste on 13-15 November 2014.
February 13, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Or (Ori) Rabinowitz, PhD, author of Bargaining on Nuclear Tests discussed her research in the context of the looming dead-line for the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 on the future of Iran’s nuclear program.
October 03, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Matthew Jones speaks on the Chevaline Program, a highly-secret project begun in 1970 to improve the penetration performance of the UK's force of Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missiles in order to give them the capability to overcome Soviet ABM defenses deployed around Moscow. The event will explore the program's background, its problems, and how it became one of the most controversial episodes in post-war British defense policy.
July 08, 2014 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Despite its legal status, Germany has never been an ordinary non-nuclear weapons state. In "The Persistent Legacy: Germany's Place in the Nuclear Order," Andreas Lutsch explores the historical dimensions of Germany's ambiguous position in the global nuclear order and re-examines Germany's efforts to revise its NATO role as a host for US nuclear weapons.
Israeli Cover Stories about the Dimona Reactor Dismayed Top Level Officials Who Saw a "Clearly Apparent Lack of Candor"
Anna Weichselbraun proposes 9 ways that the IAEA can increase transparency and build confidence in its authority by reforming archival access policies.
Three years ago, an earthquake unleashed a powerful tsunami that slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors. On the eve of the anniversary of the disaster, we spoke with Japan’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Hideki Makihara.
PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
Anna Weichselbraun is a PhD candidate at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation project is titled “Regulating the Nuclear: The Semiotic Production of Technical Independence at the International Atomic Energy Agency.” Weichselbraun is a graduate of N...
Lecturer, University of Bristol
Benoît Pelopidas is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Bristol and an affiliate of CISAC, Stanford University. His research investigates the effects of particular understandings of nuclear history on the framing of current and future nuclear weapons policies, with particular...
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project Nuclear Boot Camp Alumna (2011)
Christine M. Leah recently completed her PhD at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University. Previously, she was a summer associate at the RAND Corporation, a research intern at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Singapore, the French Ministry...