The surprise disclosure that North Korea has begun enriching uranium is yet another stark reminder of the grave threats of nuclear proliferation. On Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School will host a very timely debate on the unimaginable dangers posed by nuclear weapons, from terrorism to accidents to miscalculation.
The “Future of Nuclear Weapons” forum will show clips from the recent documentary, Countdown to Zero, which argues not only for reducing nuclear weapons but dismantling them completely. Join Valerie Plame Wilson, the former CIA agent who pursued nuclear traffickers, along with Graham Allison, Matthew Bunn, and Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Harvard Kennedy School specialists on nuclear terrorism and proliferation.
Countdown to Zero was directed by Lucy Walker and produced by the Academy Award-winning producers of An Inconvenient Truth, Lawrence Bender and Participant Media. The film opened in U.S. theaters in July and just became available on DVD.
This is not a ticketed event so no registration is required. The forum is at 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge. The forum event will be webcast live on the Institute of Politics web site.