Tue June 18, 2013
50 Years After The Cuban Missile Crisis: Nuclear Dangers Today
There was optimism in the '90s that the end of the Cold War also meant the end of the threat of nuclear war and the fear of threats to America like the Cuban Missile Crisis. However, North Korea's nuclear ambitions of late bring back to mind just how dangerous a nuclear war could be, and makes the lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis relevant even today. We'll be joined by a physicist and nuclear policy expert who will talk about our nuclear dangers today, how they compare with those from past decades and how we can protect ourselves, when Charlotte Talks.
Dr. James Acton - Senior Associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. He's also a physicist.
- Dr. Acton speaks to the World Affairs Council Charlotte at Noon Tuesday at the Westin Charlotte. Details.