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ECU Security Studies Program Co-Hosts Discussions on Nuclear Weapons

The World Affairs Council of Eastern North Carolina and East Carolina University’s Security Studies Program will host a two-part event covering nuclear weapons September 18 and 21.

“Many thought that the end of the Cold War would make the world safe from nuclear weapons. Instead, what we have seen is increasing threats of proliferation and the potential for a weapon to end up in the hands of a terrorist organization,” said Dr. Alethia Cook, political science professor and assistant director of security studies. “This program will explore whether a world without nuclear weapons is possible, desirable and more secure.”

Kicking off the program, a documentary screening of “Nuclear Tipping Point” will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 18, in the auditorium of the Rivers West Building, Room 105, at ECU.

At 10:30 a.m. following the screening, Jack Caravelli, one of America’s leading experts on nonproliferation and nuclear terrorism, and author of the books “Understanding the Threat from Rogue Nations and Terrorists” and “Beyond Sand and Oil: The Nuclear Middle East,” will give a presentation.

On Sept. 21, security studies faculty members in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, Cook and Dr. Jalil Roshandel, will hold a follow-up discussion from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Tipsy Teapot, 409 Evans St., Greenville

All events are free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Cook at 252-328-5869 or cooka@ecu.edu. Individuals requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the event.