Events

We sponsor events on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus. Join us for an evening of discussion about nuclear technologies!

Past Events

 

2017

Nuclear free world: is it just a dream?

Discussion panel

Tuesday, November 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

A discussion panel about the current state of the policy of nuclear weapons. The panel will feature Dr. Lynn Sykes, Higgins Professor Emeritus at Columbia University DEES and LDEO, and Mr. Michael Spies, Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations Office of Disarmament. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Ivana Hughes, Director of Frontiers of Science and Faculty Associate of the K=1 Project.

In case you miss the event, you can read about it HERE.

 

2016

Testing the Hydrogen Bomb: A Status Report

by Prof. Emlyn Hughes

Monday, November 28, 2016 @ 4:15 PM

In the 1940s and 1950s, the United States performed 67 nuclear weapon tests in the Marshall Islands, including the detonation of the largest US thermonuclear weapon (15 megatons), named Castle Bravo.  Seventy years later, the impact of these tests on the Marshallese people is still apparent. The more recent challenge of rising sea levels, coupled with the remaining nuclear waste represents a particularly chilling problem. In this talk, we will discuss our recent work on this topic, as well as future research plans.

Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Testing in the Marshall Islands

 by Dr. Ivana N. Hughes

Dr. Ivana Hughes Talk

Friday, December 30, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

In the 1940s and 1950s, the United States performed 67 nuclear weapon tests in the Marshall Islands, including the detonation of the largest US thermonuclear weapon (15 megatons), named Castle Bravo.  Seventy years later, the impact of these tests on the Marshallese people is still apparent.

The Marshall Islands: Nuclear Legacy and Climate Change

Discussion panel with President Hilda Heine

April 19, 2016 @ 5 p.m. 

A panel discussion on the Marshall Islands' challenging nuclear legacy and their present-day problems with climate change. Panelists include: President Hilda Heine, Minister John Silk, Ambassador Tony de Brum, and Ambassador Amatlain Kabua. Sponsored by K=1 Project and Frontiers of Science.

Horace Mann Auditorium, Broadway btw 120th and 121st Street

Free and open to the public!

In case you missed the event, you can watch the full video HERE

 

2015

Marshalling Peace and Amalia

Film Screening

Marshalling Peace and Amalia

Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 5:30 PM

Screening of two of K=1 Project's original students films.

Access the two movies: 

The Man Who Saved the World

Film Screening

The Man Who Saved the World

February 3, 2015: 7-9 p.m.

Docudrama starring Kevin Costner

Roone Arledge Auditorium

Sponsored by the K=1 Project, Columbia Scholars Program, and Columbia Science Review, in conjunction with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

 

2014

Hiroshima Girl and Before Recently

Film Screening

K=1 Project films

April 17, 2014: 8-9:30 p.m.

Two of K=1 Project's original student films.

Access the two movies: 

 

2013

Nuclear Disarmament

Discussion Panel

November 19th, 2013: 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Columbia University Roone Arledge Cinema, floor 2W Alfred Lerner Hall

Sponsored by the K=1 Project, Columbia Scholars Program, and the Columbia Science Review.

Click HERE for more information.