Keynote Address: Rafael Mariano Grossi, “Eisenhower’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ vision is being tested. This is how we respond.”

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Location: Sterling Law Buildings

Cost: Free but register in advance
127 Wall Street
New Haven CT 06511


Join International Security Studies and the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges for a keynote address by Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), titled “Eisenhower’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ vision is being tested — this is how we respond.”

The address will reflect on U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower famous “Atoms for Peace” speech before the UN General Assembly in 1953, urging the international community to use nuclear fission for the betterment of the world rather than to fuel more destructive wars. The system built on the foundations of Eisenhower’s vision, which includes the International Atomic Energy Agency, has helped limit drastically the proliferation of nuclear weapons — but the system is being tested, more today than it has for at least a decade. In laying out these challenges and how to address them, Grossi will point to the importance of nuclear safeguards, as well as fulfilling the other side of the “Atoms for Peace” bargain: the global expansion of the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.

This event is open to the Yale community.

Open To:

Alumni, Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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