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Why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would be illegal today

August 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Webinar featuring Scott Sagan, Allen Weiner, and Bulletin columnist Sara Kutchesfahani. 

Just days before the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Sagan and Weiner will discuss why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would billegal today 

As they note in their recent article published in the Bulletin “The history of the decision to drop the bomb has been told many times. But what has been underplayed is how concerns about ethics and law were invoked, but in a muted and often rationalizing manner that had little impact on the targeting of Hiroshima.   

Scott Sagan is a political scientist based at Stanford University and a member of the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board. Allen Weiner is an international legal scholar also based at Stanford University. Sara Kutchesfahani is the director of the N Square DC Hub and the newest Bulletin columnist. 

When: Monday, August 3, 2020.  10 am Central USA time

Where: Zoom Meeting 

Registration: Free. Register here. 

Media welcome. Contact Janice Sinclaire: [email protected].


August 3, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT


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