October 16, 2000 Geneva, NY-A symposium titled “International Politics and Security in the Nuclear Age” will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the HWS campus. The event is in honor of HWS Professor of Political Science Peter Beckman, who is retiring this year.
The symposium, moderated by Professor of History Dan Singal, will discuss the changes in the fundamentals of national and international security between the pre-nuclear and first nuclear age, and between the first and second nuclear ages.
Beckman will speak on the panel with his colleagues Larry Campbell, professor of physics, Paul Crumlish, HWS librarian, Michael Dobkowski, professor of religious studies, and Steven Lee, professor of philosophy, who collaborated to write The Nuclear Predicament: Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War and Beyond (Prentice-Hall,1992). Together they have revised their work to reflect the changes brought to nuclear issues by the end of the Cold War, in a book titled The Nuclear Predicament: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-First Century (Prentice-Hall, 2000).
The symposium is free and open to the public.