CISSM Forum | February 02, 2011
SPECIAL EVENT: A screening of the documentary film "Countdown to Zero"
by CISSM and Global Zero
Event will be held at 7 pm at the Hoff Theater in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.
A panel discussion with John Steinbruner, School of Public Policy professor, and Bruce Blair, co-coordinator of Global Zero, will follow the screening.
Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight), the film features an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. Magnolia Pictures is releasing the film in North America; HISTORY™ has North American broadcast rights. The film was produced by Academy Award® winner and 2009 nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with World Security Institute.