Nunn Forum Envisions Nuclear Weapon-free Future

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Improving the relationship between the United States, Russia and Europe was the timely topic of the Sam Nunn Policy Forum, held at the Global Learning Center on the Georgia Tech campus March 29.

The forum came as President Barack Obama prepared to sign a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. And on the morning of the forum, terrorists bombed a subway in Moscow, killing 39 people.

Those events pointed to a brighter future for partnership, attendees said, as well as the need for developed countries to secure nuclear weapons and facilities to keep them out of terrorists' hands.

"Today the risk of a nuclear accident is higher" than during the Cold War, said Nunn, Cls 60. "When you have this many nuclear weapons around, things can go badly wrong."

[Read full article from the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine.]


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