The Return of Duck and Cover?

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

For a time, it seemed as if the nuclear genie had been stuffed back in the bottle. Threats of mushroom clouds that have worried Americans since the fall of the Soviet Union seem to have become less a possibility than in any time since the advent of the atomic age.

Now, North Korea, Iran, a potentially destabilized Pakistan, and perhaps even “suitcase weapons” in the hands of terrorists, have sparked renewed concerns about the possibility of the use of nuclear weapons. Have we gone “back to the future,” and do we need to learn to “duck and cover” once again?

To address these questions, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is pleased to present Dr. Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and director of research for the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, and an expert on nuclear proliferation issues.

SCHEDULE

6 p.m. Registration and complimentary wine reception

6:30 p.m. Program

7:30 p.m. Program Conclusion

7:45 p.m. Private Dinner*

 

*Opportunities to attend the Private Dinner available; call Annie Chartrand at 215-561-4700 ext. 222 for more information.

 

EVENT OPTIONS All​ event options include a complimentary wine reception (must be 21+ to be served alcohol). Members: Program: $18 or Lecture Pass General Public: Program: $28 Full-time Students (with valid ID) Program: $10

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Community Events
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Educational Events
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Community Development
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Advocacy/Policy
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Democracy
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International Relations
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International Development
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Law/International Law
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Global Crisis
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Foreign Policy/Diplomacy
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National Security
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American (United States)