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Monday, April 9, 2012

Beyond the Classroom presents An Evening with Richard Bell: Beyond "Nukespeak -- The Selling of Nuclear Technology from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima"

Description:
On October 4, 2011, Sierra Club Books published the 30th anniversary edition of Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear Technology from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima. First published in 1982 in the wake of the first great nuclear plant accident at Three Mile Island, the original book examined the extraordinary public relations campaign that developers undertook to sell nuclear technology. This new edition explores the critical events of the last three decadesincluding the disaster at Chernobyl, the campaign to re-brand nuclear energy as a clean, green solution to global warming, and the unfolding disaster at Japans Fukushima power plant. They argue that a language of euphemism and distraction dominates public debate about nuclear weapons and power. They offer insights about the failed economics of nuclear power and the plans for a nuclear renaissance in the U.S. Finally, they examine how to create arguments and political movements necessary to alter the nuclear mindset. {Will appear in FYI on Apr 4, 2012
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Co
Common Location Name:
Woods
Web Address:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
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Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu


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