26 March 2012
12noon - 1pm
Venue: Room 220, Arts 1, Symonds Street
Department of Political Studies seminar by Professor Wyn Bowen, King’s College London.
Nuclear terrorism, according to the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit, is “one of the most challenging threats to international security” and will require sustained and effective international cooperation if it is to be prevented. The threats range from theft of a nuclear weapon to the detonation of conventional devices to spread radioactive material. Views differ on the level of threat and how it can be contained. Wyn Bowen, Professor of Non-proliferation and International Security and Director of the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College, London, is a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. He will explore the opportunities and impediments to international cooperation to prevent what United States President Barack Obama has described as “the greatest potential danger facing the United States”.