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  • Decision to Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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    Decision to Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Four historians who have written extensively on the decision to drop the atomic bombs discussed their findings, then took questions from journalists in a Zoom conversation. This 75th anniversary event was…

  • Manhattan Project
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    Manhattan Project

    Professor Martin Sherwin talked about the Manhattan Project, beginning with the discovery of fission in 1938 through the use of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and…

  • Remembering Leslie Groves and Robert Oppenheimer
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    Remembering Groves and Oppenheimer

    Robert Norris, Kari Bird, and Marty Sherwin talked about the impact General Leslie Groves and Robert Oppenheimer had on the Manhattan Project. They were joined by grandson Charles Oppenheimer and…

  • National Archives Operations
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    National Archives Operations

    A hearing was held on the challenges faced by the National Archives in preserving the nation’s history. Topics included the upcoming presidential transition, maintenance and funding of the…

  • Nuclear Energy and Proliferation
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    Nuclear Energy and Proliferation

    Ambassador Gregory Schulte, U.S. permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), talked about efforts to limit Iran’s nuclear program, developing a series of…

  • Nonproliferation and Nuclear Disarmament
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    Nonproliferation and Nuclear Disarmament

    Zia Mian, a physicist, delivered the opening keynote speech on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation. He responded to audience members' questions. Then the panelists talked about the…

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    American Prometheus

    The co-authors talked about their biography, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, published by Vintage. Sherwin spent 20 years researching the book. After…

  • National Book Critics Circle Book Awards Readings
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    National Book Critics Circle Book Awards Readings

    Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the publishing year 2005 read from their works at an event held in the New School’s Tishman Auditorium on the evening before the award…