Dr. Martin E. Hellman, The Wisdom of Foolishness: Taking on Nuclear Deterrence

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You are invited to a presentation and discussion by Dr. Martin E. Hellman titled "The Wisdom of Foolishness: Taking on Nuclear Deterrence".  Co-sponsored by:  Daisy Alliance, Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs (INTA), the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)Nuclear & Radiological Engineering Program (NRE), and the General Ray Davis Memorial Fund.Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to fariah@inta.gatech.edu by 5pm on April 7, 2013.Dr. Martin E. Hellman is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His effort to "Defuse the Nuclear Threat," (see NuclearRisk.org) includes applying quantitative risk analysis to a potential failure of nuclear deterrence. Dr. Hellman was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for co-inventing public key cryptography, a technology which secures literally trillions of dollars in financial transactions every day. His honors include election to the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IEEE, Marconi International Fellow, the IEEE Hamming Medal, and being named one of only 23 Stanford Engineering Heroes thus far. His talk explores the paradox that some of the most innovative human advances initially look foolish. Therefore, even though society sees efforts to reduce the risk posed by nuclear weapons as a "fool's errand," it may be a very wise endeavor. Read more.The General Ray Davis Endowment Fund was established in the Spring of 2003 with funds initially provided by the USMC Coordinating Council of Greater Atlanta, Inc., the Davis family, Mr. Sunny K. Park, and friends and admirers of General Davis.  Read more.Daisy Alliance is a nonpartisan grassroots peace organization that focuses on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.  It educates the public about the devastation weapons of mass destruction inflict and the threat they pose to civilization.  Daisy Alliance seeks to improve global peace and security by reducing the threat or use of WMD through the rule of international law. For more information, contact Bruce Roth, Executive Director, or call 770-261-4274.


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  • Created: 02/19/2013
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