About: History & Archives
Science, Arms Control and National Security
Years covered: 1981-1991
Linear feet: 68.75
In the early 1980s, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Council issued several resolutions calling for the U.S. to limit and reduce its reliance upon weapons of mass destruction. In 1981, the AAAS Board of Directors established a Committee on Science, Arms Control, and National Security. The program aimed to enhance public and expert understanding of issues related to the threat of nuclear war and to reduce that threat. Activities included a verification project, an annual colloquium on science and security, congressional seminars, publications, and fellowships.
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