Events

Brazilian Nuclear History Fellowship at the Wilson Center

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project will host a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazilian relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and other countries, and the evolving role of Brazil in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime.

On The Brink Part 2: The Cuban Missile Crisis 50 Years Later

New research is shedding additional light on the Cold War's iconic nuclear standoff between the US and USSR, with the tiny nation of Cuba in the middle. For the next two weeks, CONTEXT will look back on what we're learning with an eye toward the lessons that apply today. In part 2 of our "On The Brink" series, Philip Brenner describes how and why the missiles were brought to Cuba and what might have happened if they'd stayed.

Announcing NPIHP Fellow Giordana Pulcini

The Evolution of Neoconservative Thinking on US Nuclear Policy in the 1970s and 1980s

Summer Institute on the International History of Nuclear Weapons

The sixth annual Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ (SHAFR) Summer Institute, hosted by the History and Public Policy Program’s Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP).

NPIHP Partner Publishes Article on Able Archer Crisis and Deterrence Theory

The Journal of Strategic Studies publishes article on deterrence theory and the 1983 Able Archer nuclear crisis by Dima Adamsky, IDC Herzilya.

Nuclear Boot Camp

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project's annual Nuclear Boot Camp is a full-immersion course in the international history of nuclear weapons.

The Brazilian Proposal to Renounce Peaceful Nuclear Explosions and the Argentine Response (1983-1985)

In early 1980's, Argentina and Brazil—both ruled by military dictatorships—were making significant advances in nuclear technology while undergoing radical domestic political transformations, which ultimately led to democratization in both Argentina in 1983 and Brazil in 1985.
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Apply for the Summer 2012 Nuclear Boot Camp

Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the second-annual Nuclear Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days in the last half of June 2012.

Nuclear Weapons: Lesson From the Yom Kippur War

According to some historical accounts, Israel came very close to deploying nuclear weapons during the Yom Kippur War. But a newly released firsthand account of high-level deliberations provides a more nuanced account of what occurred. Avner Cohen is a senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and a former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr. Cohen is the author of two groundbreaking books on Israeli nuclear history and has worked with the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project for the past two years to facilitate the release of historical materials from his research collection.

Fall 2012 NPIHP Internship Opportunites

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is seeking internship applicants for the fall 2012 academic semester. The individual hired will be engaged in the full range of NPIHP activities, but will focus in particular on digitizing and cataloging a large collection of documents on Israeli nuclear history for inclusion in NPHIP's online digital archive.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant