Impact of the Atom Film and Lecture Series: Richard Rhodes: Arsenals of Folly: The Parasitism of Nuclear Policy

Event time: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Yale Science Building (YSB), O.C. Marsh Lecture Hall See map
260 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

US nuclear weapons policy exhibits many of the features of a parasitic system. Mr. Rhodes will speak on how it got that way and what the infestation means for the human future.

Richard Rhodes (Yale’59) is the author of twenty-six books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; and two further volumes of nuclear history. His latest book, Energy: A Human History, was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2018.

This lecture is presented as part of the Impact of the Atom Film & Lecture Series. It is offered free & open to the public.

Sponsor: Belonging at Yale, Isaac H. Bromley Lectureship, The Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life, John Hersey Lectureship, Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series, Yale College Office of Student Affairs, Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning, Yale University Physics Department, and the Yale Wright Laboratory