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Screening of Nuclear Tipping Point and conversation with George Shultz

George Shultz PhD ’49, who served as secretary of state in the Reagan Administration from 1982 to 1989, will today screen Nuclear Tipping Point and hold a public discussion about the global threat of nuclear weapons use in the age of terrorism. The event will take place at 1 p.m. in Wong Auditorium (Building E51); Shultz will take questions from the audience afterward.

This event is open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to invite others who would take interest in the conversation.

In 2007, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece arguing that the time had come for the world to rid itself of nuclear weapons. The article commanded attention, because its authors — former secretaries of state George Shultz and Henry Kissinger, former secretary of defense William Perry, and former senator Sam Nunn — had given shape to the United States’ national security policies during the Cold War and beyond.

In the new film Nuclear Tipping Point, these four and others explain their strong belief that the rise of terrorism calls for a sea change in the world’s approach to nuclear security. The goal of nuclear deterrence, they argue, must be joined by the overarching goal of nuclear disarmament.

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