Daisy Alliance to bring Dr. Martin Hellman to Atlanta to discuss "The Wisdom of Foolishness: Taking on Nuclear Deterrence"

Dr. Martin E. Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and Daisy Alliance Board Member, will explore the paradox that some of the most innovative human advances initially look foolish. Therefore, even though society sees the effort to reduce the risk posed by nuclear weapons as a "fool's errand," it may be a very wise endeavor.

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"Relying on nuclear weapons for our security is as risky as living in a home surrounded by thousands of nuclear power plants."

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013

Daisy Alliance invites you to "The Wisdom of Foolishness: Taking on Nuclear Deterrence."
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 11:00 - 12:30; Georgia Institute of Technology, Manufacturing Research Center ("MaRC"), Room 114, 813 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0560

Light Refreshments will be served

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Dr. Martin E. Hellman is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His effort to "Defuse the Nuclear Threat," (see NuclearRisk.org) includes applying quantitative risk analysis to a potential failure of nuclear deterrence. Dr. Hellman was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for co-inventing public key cryptography, a technology which secures literally trillions of dollars in financial transactions every day. His honors include election to the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IEEE, Marconi International Fellow, the IEEE Hamming Medal, and being named one of only 23 Stanford Engineering Heroes thus far. His talk explores the paradox that some of the most innovative human advances initially look foolish. Therefore, even though society sees efforts to reduce the risk posed by nuclear weapons as a "fool's errand," it may be a very wise endeavor.

Event co-sponsored by: Daisy Alliance, Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs (INTA), Center for International Strategy, Technology, & Policy (CISTP), Nuclear & Radiological Engineering Program (NRE), and the General Ray Davis Memorial Fund

Daisy Alliance is a nonpartisan grassroots peace organization that focuses on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. It educates the public about the devastation weapons of mass destruction inflict and the threat they pose to civilization. Daisy Alliance seeks to improve global peace and security by reducing the threat or use of WMD through the rule of international law.

For more information, contact:
Bruce Roth, Executive Director and author of "No Time To Kill"
Daisy Alliance
Suite 830; 990 Hammond Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30328
770-261-4274 or 770-804-5578.