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Expert on Nuclear Weapons Production to Lecture at Juniata

(Posted October 4, 2004)

Stephen Schwartz

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Steven Schwartz, an international expert on nuclear weapon production, will lecture at Juniata College on "The Nuclear Tipping Point: U.S. Nuclear Policy and the Future of Nonproliferation and Disarmament" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12 in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center on the Juniata campus.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Schwartz is publisher and executive director of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which is published at the University of Chicago. He also worked as a guest scholar in the Foreign Policies Study Program at the Brookings Institution. While working at the institution, Schwartz directed the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project.

He has appeared an a news analyst and commentator on such network news shows as "60 Minutes," "World News Tonight," "Nightline," "NBC Nightly News" and "BBC World News." He also has been interviewed regularly on National Public Radio on "All Things Considered," "Marketplace" and "Talk of the Nation."

He has written articles for such news outlets as the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and Commentary.

His interest in nuclear weapons issues has been strong since the early 1980s. Before working at the Brookings Institution, Schwartz was the Washington, D.C. representative for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. He also was the first legislative director for nuclear campaigns at Greenpeace USA from 1988 to 1992. While at Greenpeace, he conducted research on the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons and naval nuclear propulsion programs.

In addition, Schwartz has presented talks to officials at the Department of Energy, the Central Intelligence Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.