Faith Communities on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Soka Gakkai International-USA, FAS, Abolition 2000, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Pax Christi International, Pax Christi USA and Women’s Action for New Directions hosted a one-day conference examining the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and means for collaboration between the faith and advocacy communities on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the United States Institute… Read More

Screening and Panel Discussion of “Garwin”

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Syracuse University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosted a screening of the new documentary exploring the distinguished (and controversial) career of Dr. Richard Garwin, “Garwin” on April 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. Dr. Garwin was a principal member of the… Read More

Future Nuclear Risks and Deterrence

In his April 2009 Prague speech, President Obama stated “clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons,” but went on to note that, “as long as these weapons exist, the United States will maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to… Read More

The Chemicals, Conflict and Challenges in Syria

With pressure from the U.S. and Russia, Syria acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention in September 2013 and agreed to participate in an accelerated process to destroy the chemical weapons. While this has been received as an unexpected yet positive development, the implementation of such a process raises significant science… Read More

Symposium and Awards Ceremony

Only three days after the 2012 national election, FAS hosted a day-long symposium that featured distinguished speakers who presented recommendations to the new administration on how to respond to catastrophic threats to national security. Distinguished experts addressed the policy and technological… Read More

Iran and the Global Economy

FAS released a report on “Sanctions, Military Strikes, and other Potential U.S. Actions against Iran: Assessing their Impact on the Global Economy.”  The event took place from 12 – 2:00 pm EDT in the Kenney Auditorium of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Read More

50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

On October 18, 2012, FAS hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office Building by Dr. Martin Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and FAS President Charles Ferguson. Dr. Hellman discussed his recent report, Fifty… Read More

Energy Use and Measurement

Energy sources include oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, and the burning of wood, as well as geothermal, wind, photovoltaic, and solar thermal. Each energy source is measured by a different unit — cubic feet of gas, barrels of oil, tons of coal, etc.—which poses a problem for… Read More