Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Joseph Masco ─ On Planetary Accountability: The New Nuclear Age

Thursday, September 15, 2016

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Masco examines how current U.S. national security policy as well as the the technical judgements supporting the Anthropocene are constituting a new temporal horizon for the bomb. No longer imagined as a temporary fix to international relations, the bomb is being remade as an eternal element of both geopolitics and geoscience. He considers some unexpected implications of these programmatic efforts for new kinds of planetary scale accountability.

Joseph P. Masco is a professor of anthropology and of the social sciences at the University of Chicago.

Security Seminar Series