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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Dec 11, 2019 06:00PM to 07:00PM
Labyrinth Books. 122 Nassau Street. Princeton NJ 08542
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Adam Higginbotham, Frank von Hippel & Gregory Jaczko

Please join us for a discussion with journalist Adam Higginbotham and two renowned nuclear experts of Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, which was just named on of the NYT best 10 books of 2019. (Full event details)

Adam Higginbotham writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, and Smithsonian. A former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology, Frank von Hippel’s areas of policy research include nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, energy, and checks and balances in policymaking for technology. He is Senior Research Physicist and Professor of Public and International Affairs, Emeritus, at the Woodrow Wilson School. His books include Citizen Scientist: Collected Essays and Unmaking the Bomb (coauthored). Gregory B. Jaczko was a chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is adjunct professor at Princeton University and Georgetown University and the author of Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator.

This event is cosponsored by Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security