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[STS Lunch Seminar] The Scientific Power Elite in the Age of Nuclear Weapons // Ben Wilson

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00pm

Dec 4, 2020, 12 – 1:15pm EST

According to a traditional narrative in the history of science, elite scientists during the Cold War criticized U.S. nuclear policy, spoke truth to power, and kept citizens informed about the dangers of nuclear weapons. In this presentation Ben Wilson (Harvard History of Science) will challenge that narrative by showing how scientists talked about responsibility in public while secretly working for, and being paid extremely well by, the military-industrial complex.

Location Details: STS Lunch Seminar meets online via Zoom. Contact for details.
Event Type: Academics, Lectures & Seminars
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences
Event Sponsor: Science, Technology, and Society
RSVP Information: Contact for Zoom link
Open to Public: Yes