Great Problems, Great Minds: Nuclear Weapons and Society with Martin Pfeiffer

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Join the Department of Social Sciences for this Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series event featuring guest speaker Martin Pfeiffer, whose research explores the history of our relationship to nuclear weapons. A former volunteer and docent at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Pfeiffer argues that our distorted official nuclear history hampers us from acknowledging and fixing—to the extent possible—past and ongoing harms from nuclear energy projects. He also argues that this distorted history threatens possibilities of democratic governance by concealing past social movements and citizen governance around nuclear weapons, which influenced policy decisions and actions both domestically and abroad.

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Jeffrey Terry
Professor of Physics Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Interim Chair, Department of Social Sciences
630.252.9708

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