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Global Tipping Points: Nuclear Security

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester 03104


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A three-part series on current world affairs

Thursday, March 23 at 6 PM

A Hair-Trigger Away? Nuclear Security in the Age of Trump

Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, will address nuclear security in a world where Cold War policies have left the country's nuclear weapons on a hair-trigger alert. President Donald Trump recently said he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," arguing the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity, just weeks after North Korea tested a new missile (see more here about how the country's threat has grown). How can we reduce the risk of nuclear war in 2017?

Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester

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Free & Open to the Public. Advance registration requested online,
via email or by phone: 603.314.7970 

Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs


Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund is the co-director of the Global Security Program for the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she focuses on technical and policy issues related to nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defenses, and space weapons. She has authored numerous articles and reports, lectured on nuclear arms control and missile defense policy issues before lay and expert audiences, and testified before Congress. A long list of news organizations, including the New York Times and NPR, have cited Gronlund since she joined UCS in 1992.

Since 1990, Dr. Gronlund has been a primary organizer of the International Summer Symposiums on Science and World Affairs, which foster cooperation among scientists around the world working on arms control and security issues. She is the co-recipient of the 2001 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award of the American Physical Society (APS) “for creative and sustained leadership in building an international arms-control-physics community and for her excellence in arms control physics.” She also is a fellow of the APS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Before joining the Union of Concerned Scientists, Dr. Gronlund was an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation fellow in international peace and security at the University of Maryland and a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Defense and Arms Control Studies Program. She has a doctorate degree in theoretical physics from Cornell University.

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