Lecture Series 2017 2017

January 10, 2017
Doomed to Cooperate

Siegfried Hecker, LANL director from 1986 to 1997, was instrumental in forging the lab-to-lab cooperation with the Russian nuclear weapons complex. His new book, Doomed to Cooperate, published by our own Bathtub Row Press, tells the remarkable story of nuclear scientists from Russia and the United States who reached across political, geographic, and cultural divides to confront the new nuclear threats that resulted from the collapse of the Soviet Union.

February 14, 2017
Mesas, Particles, Poetry: Los Alamos as Literary Muse

Award-winning poet Joni Wallace talks about her experiences growing up in Los Alamos and how geography, history, and ecology of place inform her work. Wallace will sign and read excerpts from her latest book, Kingdom Come Radio Show, which highlights the history and landscape of the Manhattan Project and life of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

March 14, 2017
Visual Peace: War Transformed
5:30 p.m. Exhibit
7:00 p.m. Film

Artists Masaru Tanaka, a photographer born in Hiroshima, and Betsie Miller-Kusz, a painter born in Los Alamos, will host the screening of the film No More Hiroshima, No More Nagasaki by Yuki Nakamura. The artists have collaborated for 18 years on the Peace's New Century Project, a reconciliation art project fusing their images into peaceful digital prints. Several of the prints will be exhibited for one night only as part of the evening's presentation as the artists engage in an ongoing dialogue about the effects of the Manhattan Project on their lives, families, and art.

April 11, 2017
Japanese Life in New Mexico

Davis Begay is the Honorary Consul General of Japan for New Mexico. Before his appointment, Begay and his wife, Ikuko, held the positions of Liaison Officers for the Japanese Consulates. Davis is active in the international community and earned a degree in International Business Relations from the University of New Mexico. He is retired from Sandia National Laboratories. Ikuko Begay is from Hiroshima, Japan. She earned her MBA from the University of New Mexcio and has served as a bridge between Americans and Japanese in New Mexico.

May 9, 2017
Annual Meeting

Media Perspectives: What is it like to create current news stories about a controversial historic event? How do journalists sift through historical facts, historical claims, and modern ideas to write about the Manhattan Project and the use of atomic bombs? A panel discussion of print, broadcast, and documentary journalists will explore these questions and more.

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