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Bridging the Generational Divide in Nuclear Security 

To interview FAS President Charles D. Ferguson, please contact Monica Amarelo at TEL 202-454-4680 or [email protected] Be part of the conversation on Twitter and FacebookPlease use hashtag #FASbridge. 

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On May 8, 2012, the Federation of American Scientists will host an event on how to bridge the generational divide on nuclear security. FAS is working to engage young scientists and engineers in important security issues and invites you to voice your opinion on issues like arms control and nuclear security.  

FAS President Dr. Charles D. Ferguson will also discuss the many ways in which FAS is reaching out to the next generation, like the new Nuclear Transparency Project and the Security Scholars Program.  

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    and the public about nuclear security and arms control 
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Follow the conversation with the hashtag #FASbridge. 

On May 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm PDT, visit this page to view the webcast and comment on the live blog. 



   shultz           rose      
   goodby           holloway   
George P. Shultz
     60th U.S. Secretary of State    
Rose Gottemoeller
Acting Under Secretary of State
James E. Goodby
   The Brookings Institution         

David Holloway
Center for International
Security and Cooperation      


   rhodes       stubbs                                
   taubman           ferguson   
Richard Rhodes
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Christopher Stubbs
 Harvard University

 Philip Taubman
     Center for International
      Security and Cooperation   

      Charles D. Ferguson
      FAS President    



190 Park Lane
Atherton, CA 94027

Lunch to be served.


To purchase an individual ticket ($100)
or a table of ten ($1000), please select
"Reykjavik Award" from the dropdown menu

Contact Katie Colten with questions at
[email protected] or 202-454-4694.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by
May 7, 2012. 



11:45 am  Arrive at the Menlo Circus Club

12:00 pm   Lunch is Served

12:30   Reykjavik Awards Ceremony 

1:15  Panel on Bridging the Generational Divide on Nuclear Security Issues
Moderated by Philip Taubman

 - The Honorable George Shultz

- The Honorable Rose Gottemoeller

 - Ambassador James Goodby

- Dr. David Holloway 

 - Richard Rhodes

- Dr. Christopher Stubbs

 2:00   Q + A Moderated by Charles D. Ferguson



FAS will recognize the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, as well as Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, and Dr. Sidney Drell for their work towards a nuclear free world at the Reykjavik Awards Ceremony and luncheon at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California. This awards luncheon will take place at 12 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. 

The Master of Ceremonies is Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, president of the Federation of American Scientists. 

The Reykjavik Award is a tribute to efforts to help promote and achieve a world without nuclear weapons.  Bestowing this award is also an opportunity to inform the public about the actions that should be made to accomplish this vision.  An informed public is essential to create the political will for the United States to take these necessary steps.

This event will also highlight innovations in bridging the generational divide on nuclear security. To follow the event online, please use hashtag #FASbridge.

Individual tickets are $100 each; tables of ten are available for $1,000 each. To purchase a ticket, please select "Reykjavik Award" from the dropdown menu. Please contact Katie Colten with questions at [email protected] or 202-454-4694. Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 7, 2012.

Or mail your check to:

Federation of American Scientists Reykjavik Awards Ceremony
1725 DeSales Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

This event is organized by FAS and Les DeWitt. The Reykjavik Award is given on behalf of the Federation of American Scientists, the Hoover Institution and the Nuclear Threat Initiative.


Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9 at 7:00 pm

Stanford University
Knight Management Center
CEMEX Auditorium

Free and open to the public.

On May 8 - 9, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Rhodes will premier his one-act play Reykjavik at CEMEX auditorium at Stanford University. The play is based on actual transcripts of the dialogue between President Ronald Reagan and President Mikhail Gorbachev when they met in Reykjavik, Iceland to negotiate a limited nuclear arms reduction in October 1986.

The performance will be followed on May 8 by a question-and-answer session with Richard Rhodes and Philip Taubman, and on May 9 with Richard Rhodes and Sid Drell. Both sessions will be led by FAS President Charles D. Ferguson.

These events are presented by the Federation of American Scientists, the Fund for Peace Initiatives, the Center for International Security and Cooperation, the Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, and Stanford Continuing Studies


FAS promotes a safer and more secure world by advancing solutions to important science and technology policy problems by educating the public and policy makers, and promoting transparency through research and analysis to maximize the impact on policy.

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