Reinventing Nuclear Security

The Skoll Global Threats Fund is supporting the upcoming Reinvent Nuclear Security series of virtual roundtables. This is being driven by N Square, a new collaborative that we’ve helped stand up with the Hewlett and MacArthur Foundations, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Ploughshares Fund, aimed at encouraging new ideas and bringing new players into the nuclear security arena.

Almost 70 years after Hiroshima, the world has managed to avoid nuclear war, but we are far from being out of danger of a nuclear explosion. Despite progress in disarmament since the end of the Cold War, the world still has an estimated 17,000 nuclear bombs.

The Reinvent Nuclear Security series aims to answer the question: How can 21st-century innovation greatly accelerate progress toward the eventual eradication of nuclear weapons while significantly reducing nuclear risk today? Here’s an intro video featuring Valerie Plame, a former CIA agent who worked closely on nuclear issues:

Our first roundtable in the series, Possible Game-Changing Technologies, is scheduled for Jan 20, 2015, at 11:00 am PT. You can get more information on the session here or RSVP on the Google+ event page, here.  I’ll be participating, as will some really interesting folks from the technology world. We hope you join the conversation!

For more information about this series, please visit the series landing page here.

 

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