The Man Who Saved the World Screening

Next Tuesday is National Screening Day for The Man Who Saved the World, a film about Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer who prevented the start of a worldwide nuclear war. Come to INMM and The Ellison Center’s screening at Thomson Hall 101 at 5:30 PM next Tuesday, February 3rd. Check out our Register for Events page for more details!

Your can register for the event here:

The Man Who Saved the World Screening flyer

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NEREC Summer Fellowship

Check out our Internships & Opportunities page to see current jobs and opportunities for Policy and STEM students. Our new listing is a Summer Fellows Program in South Korea with NEREC, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Education and Research Center. The flyer can be found here: NEREC Summer Fellows Program Information, and the application can be found here: NEREC Summer Fellows Program Application Form.

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New Year, New Ideas

Come to our New Year, New Ideas event on Thursday from 5-7 in Thomson Hall 101. We will be hearing from TerraPower, a nuclear energy technology company based in Bellevue, Washington.

You can register the event on our Register for Events page!

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Dr. Undem’s Mathematical Assessment of Damage Presentation

Thanks to everyone who came out to our November event: Fields of Plenty. If you’d like to access the presentation that Dr. Undem gave, click on the link below:

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November Event: Fields of Plenty

The Other MAD:

Mathematical Assessment of Damage

& the Spiral in Cold War Nuclear Stockpiles

November 19 at 6PM

UW’s Physics & Astronomy Building, Room C520

Featuring Dr. Halvor Undem

& internship information presented by

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s

Ryan Boscow

During the month of November, our thoughts turn to gratitude and a bountiful harvest — we truly reap what we sow. Our Fields of Plenty event will focus on this theme in two ways:

First, Ryan Boscow from PNNL will detail the internship and career opportunities which make nuclear materials management a “field of plenty” for STEM students.

Then, while you enjoy pizza, Dr. Halvor Undem will continue the theme for the evening. During the Cold War, nuclear stockpiles and payloads spiraled to irrational levels for highly rational reasons. He will explain the math and physics behind the MADness.

Register HERE.


Dr. Halvor Undem has served as an Air Force officer, as a senior advisor in Nonproliferation Technology and Safeguards within the National Security Directorate of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and International Atomic Energy Agency expert assisting in the modernization of containment sealing systems, a major safeguard against nuclear material and theft. Dr. Undem is currently an Affiliate Professor at the Jackson School of International Affairs, where he teaches courses on International Safeguards, Nonproliferation, and Weapons of Mass Destruction-related issues.


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October Event: 5 Minutes to Midnight

Death, Destruction and Deterrence:

Grave Concerns

 On October 29th at 5:30

INMM@UW presents

Dr. Robert Butterworth

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In keeping with the Halloween theme of the month, our subject matter is the scariest thing we can think of…the prospect of nuclear war. Our speaker is going to discuss, among other things, America’s nuclear arsenal. His talk is titled “Death, Destruction, and Deterrence: Grave Unknowns.”

The event will take place in Allen Auditorium (in Allen Library) on 10/29 at 5:30.

Register early, seating is limited!

Registration has now ended. Please attend our next event!

Bob Butterworth, a member of the Breaking Defense Board of Contributors, is a consultant and expert on nuclear issues and intelligence. The president of Aries Analytics, Butterworth was former senior advisor to the head of Space Command and was a staffer on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, as well as on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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