ANS presents webinar on the NPT

February 12, 2021, 9:31AMANS News

An expert panel will look back at the origins of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in an ANS webinar to be held on Monday, February 15, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST). Register now for the webinar, “The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 Years,” which is free and available to all members.

The panelists will discuss the status of nonproliferation, disarmament, and cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

“People sometimes forget that civil nuclear commerce and cooperation is one of the fundamental pillars of the NPT,” said ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy, webinar moderator. “To that end, it is critically important that we continue to have a dialogue with the arms reduction and nonproliferation communities, as all pillars of the NPT must remain strong for the NPT regime to be effective.”

Other topics to be covered include the following:

  • Nuclear weapons today and the status of other arms control agreements.
  • What we can do as professionals and citizens.
  • The future of the NPT.

Panelists:

  • Angela Di Fulvio, assistant professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kathryn Huff, assistant professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Richard Meserve, president emeritus, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Zia Mian, co-director, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University
  • Stewart Prager, professor of astrophysical sciences and affiliated faculty member with the Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University

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