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On Israel and the Nuclear Question

A public talk by Avner Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), author of The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ackerman Student Union - Viewpoint Conference Room
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA

There had been no detailed account of Israel's nuclear history. Previous treatments of the subject relied heavily on rumors, leaks, and journalistic speculations. But with his earlier acclaimed book, Israel and the Bomb (Columbia University Press, 1998), Avner Cohen forged an interpretive political history that draws on thousands of American and Israeli government documents - most of them previously classified and never before cited - and more than one hundred interviews with key individuals who played important roles in this story. Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized author and expert on nonproliferation issues, focusing on the Middle East. A consultant to a range of NGOs and governmental agencies, he is one of today's most widely respected chroniclers of nuclear affairs.  He is the co-editor of Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity (1986) and The Institution of Philosophy (1989), and author of The Nuclear Age as Moral History (in Hebrew, 1989).


Cost : Free and open to the public

Miriam Markus Zacuto

Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

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