Nuclear Weapons in a New Century: Facing the Emerging Challenges

Held March 6 and 7, 2007 on the UCLA Campus

This conference, hosted by Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) and Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala, explored challenges presented by nuclear weapons and proliferation today and the range of possible responses. With North Korea and Iran dominating the headlines, conference participants examined existing threats and those still emerging on the horizon. This website contains the conference agenda, other materials from the conference, and streaming video of several panels.

Welcome Message
from Kal Raustiala
Director, The Burkle Center for International Relations



Multimedia




Streaming video and audio podcast from the opening plenary panel of the conference, Nuclear Weapons in a New Century: Facing the Emerging Challenges.




Streaming video and audio podcast from the closing plenary panel of the conference, Nuclear Weapons in a New Century: Facing the Emerging Challenges.

Articles




Nuclear terrorism threatens to wreck nuclear peace, which has lasted 61 years despite the presence of tens of thousands of nuclear missiles around the world, noted Nobel laureate Tom Schelling, one of the key speakers at the conference.




Nuclear powers India and Pakistan were once on the brink of war, but India is now finalizing a civil nuclear deal with the United States. Speakers at a conference on nuclear challenges discussed how the South Asian nations are breaking the nonproliferation mold.