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Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb

April 21, 2014 - April 21, 2014
Portland, Oregon

Dr. Zia Mian, a physicist with Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, will receive the 2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award, sponsored by the Oregon State University Libraries and Press. The award is given for his accomplishments as a scientist and as a peace activist in contributing to the global effort for nuclear disarmament and for a more peaceful world.

As part of the celebration marking Dr. Mian’s acceptance of the award, he will be delivering a free public lecture entitled Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb at the Oregon History Society in Portland.

Monday, April 21st, 7:30 PM

Oregon Historical Society Museum (1200 SW Park Avenue in Portland)

A native of Pakistan, Mian has a PhD in physics, which he received from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom. He has worked since the early 1990s in Pakistan and in the United States on nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy, especially in South Asia, and on issues of global nuclear disarmament and peace. Dr. Mian currently directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, which is part of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he also teaches.

For more information, please contact the Special Collections & Archives Research Center at 541-737-2075.

Resources

  • Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk Report

    Newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »

  • Don't Bank on the Bomb Report

    Don’t Bank on the Bomb is the first major global report on the financing of companies that manufacture, modernize and maintain nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles. It identifies more than 300 banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers from 30 countries that invest significantly in 20 major nuclear weapons producers. Read more »