Can Nuclear Terrorism Be Prevented? Kennedy School Forum to Preview Film ‘Last Best Chance’

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: October 20, 2005

Cambridge, MA — The daunting challenge of trying to avert a nuclear calamity will be the focus of discussion and a filming screening Oct. 24 at Harvard’s Kennedy School Government. “Can Nuclear Terrorism be Prevented?” will start at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.
The program will include a screening of the docudrama “Last Best Chance,” starring Fred Thompson, produced by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and currently airing on HBO. “Last Best Chance” outlines a scenario in which governments around the world race to stop a rogue terrorist group from unleashing a nuclear bomb.
Panelists include:
* Jane Harman, member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA.); ranking member, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; member, Homeland Security Committee; Harvard Law School '69
* Curt Weldon, member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-PA.); vice-chairman, Armed Services Committee; vice-chairman, Homeland Security Committee; author, “Countdown to Terror”
* Graham Allison (moderator), director, Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; author, “Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe”
The event is co-sponsored by the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. It is open to the public and the press, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Journalists interested in attending the Forum should phone the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.
Alive Vivex video/audio feed of this Forum will be available.
The Forum will also be web-streamed live on the Institute of Politics website: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/events_forum.html

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