Lessons from the Hawaii Nuclear Missile Scare

April 15, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm (RSVP requested)
6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for a talk on today's nuclear danger and some possible steps that can be taken to reduce it. Against the backdrop of escalating tension with North Korea and unraveling U.S.-Russia nuclear treaties, the January 2018 Hawaii false missile alert came as a shocking reminder of the reality of a nuclear threat. Cynthia Lazaroff and Bruce Allyn experienced the alert firsthand, which drove home the importance of their research and interviews with leading Russian and American nuclear experts. They will share their findings and some possible steps to reduce today’s nuclear danger. RSVP is requested.


Cynthia Lazaroff, documentary filmmaker; Founder of U.S.-Russian exchange initiatives and NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth

Bruce Allyn, senior fellow, Harvard Negotiation Project, Harvard Law School

Robert Litwak, senior vice president and director of international security studies, Woodrow Wilson Center