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CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series: Leveraging Science and Technology to Transform International Security: The Social Responsibility of Engineers and Scientists

Speaker

Charles D. Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists

Date Mar 7, 2013
Time 7:30 pm  
Contact Liesel Wildhagen
Event type Lecture
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Originating Calendar European Union Center Events

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.

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