This lecture covers the following nuclear control initiatives:
- The Acheson-Lilienthal Report and the Baruch Plan
- Atoms for Peace
Questions to be answered in this lecture:
- Why bother with previous nuclear control initiatives?
- What did the authors of the earliest initiatives — the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, Baruch Plan, and Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace Program — see as the nuclear threat to be controlled?
- How did their nuclear threat perceptions shape their views of which nuclear activities and materials were safe or dangerous and how they should be controlled?
- How sound were their nuclear threat perceptions and how best to mitigate them?
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Lecture: Presentation slides and video.
Readings: Required and recommended readings.
Exam: Questions on lecture and reading materials.