After the Nuclear Security Summit on Tuesday March 25th, the ATOMIC talk show will take place at 20.30 hrs at the foyer of Theater aan het Spui. Entrance is free.
President Obama hosted the first Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC in 2010, in order to draw attention at the highest possible level, to the need to secure nuclear material and thus prevent nuclear terrorism. At this moment, not all the nuclear material is secured yet. Will it be possible to do that within the next four years? Is nuclear energy the worst option for future generations or the best bet for a safer world? Is it feasible to reduce nuclear weapons globally? Or does the arms race halt the process?
A discussion about nuclear security and nuclear safety with inspiring guests such as Richard Burt (Global Zero), Kirsty Alexander (Nuclear Industry Association), Shin Chang-Hoon (director Asan Nuclear Policy and Technology Center), Peter Bode (Associate Professor Nuclear Science & Technology TU Delft), Jorien de Lege (Greenpeace), and film maker Patrick Marnham (Snake Dance). Presentation by Jeroen Kramer.
Ambassador Richard Burt is the U.S. chair of Global Zero. He is an accomplished U.S. diplomat with special expertise in the area of nuclear weapons. Burt successfully concluded a nuclear arms treaty as the U.S. chief negotiator in the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks with the Soviet Union in 1991. Previously, he was U.S. ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.