Library of Congress Panel to Feature Gusterson, Sherwin on Nuclear Weapons

Posted: May 27, 2009 at 1:44 am, Last Updated: May 27, 2009 at 8:04 am

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will sponsor a panel discussion on Wednesday, May 27, at 2 p.m., featuring two Mason faculty members.

Hugh Gusterson, professor of sociology, anthropology and cultural studies and author of “Nuclear Rites: A Weapons Laboratory at the End of the Cold War”; and Martin J. Sherwin, professor of history and public policy and author (with Kai Bird) of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” are among several experts who will participate in the discussion titled “Building the Bomb, Fearing Its Use: Nuclear Scientists, Social Responsibility and Arms Control, 1946-1996.”

The event takes place at the library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 119, 10 First St. SE. Call 202-707-2692 for more information.

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