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The Makers Reykjavik Forum: The Cold War and the Thermonuclear Confrontation
September 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Live panel discussions inspired by the play Reykjavik, by Richard Rhode.
About the play, Reykjavik: In 1986 Reagan and Gorbachev met in Iceland to decide the future of the nuclear arms race. Despite mutual suspicion, politics, a huge bluff, and no agreement, a friendship was formed that would change the course of history.
The Makers: Reykjavik Forum brings together artists with scientists, policymakers, diplomats, and others who have shaped Cold War history to discuss the past, current, and possible future of nuclear weapons.
Forum #2: The Cold War and the Thermonuclear Confrontation
- Opening remarks & introductions – Rachel Bronson, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
- History of Cold War Atomic Weapons Development – Richard Rhodes, author and historian
- Diplomacy & East-West Relations – Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.
- The Strategic Balance – Jessica Sleight, GLOBAL ZERO
- The Legacy of Reykjavik – Alexandra Bell, The Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation
An audience Q&A with the full panel will follow.