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MillerComm2013-Leveraging Science and Technology to Transform International Security: The Social Responsibility of Engineers and Scientists

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
Date
Nov 1, 2012   7:30 pm  
Speaker
Charles D. Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Contact
Liesel Wildhagen
E-Mail
wildhage@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
Views
5650
Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

Leveraging Science and Technology to Transform International Security: The Social Responsibility of Engineers and Scientists

Traditionally, security has often been narrowly viewed through the lens of military defense and acquitision of weapons. This view must change. Today and increasingly in the future, every nation's security will depend more and more on a new mindset: the security of everyone will hinge on cooperative means to ensure adequate energy, food, and water. However, humanity is on an unsustainable path in use of these resources. Increasing competition for scarcer supplies could lead to major armed conflict or other massive suffering. Dr. Ferguson will discuss the role of engineers and scientists in developing and deploying science and technology to achieve greater security for all nations.

Hosted by: Center for Global Studies, Department of Physics, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS)

In conjunction with: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Astronomy, Department of Chemistry, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Communications, Department of Political Science, European Union Center

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