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Folly of U.S. space dominance subject of talk by Mike Moore, March 5

Mar 5, 2008 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

Mike Moore, a research fellow at the Independent Institute and former editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled, "Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Mike Moore is an author, journalist, and speaker, and research fellow at The Independent Institute. The Institute, based in Oakland California, is a libertarian think tank that sponsors studies of major political, social, economic, legal, environmental and foreign policy issues.

Moore is the author of many articles on national security, conflict resolution, nuclear weapons and proliferation, space weaponry, and related topics. His most recent publication is “Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance,” (Independent Institute, 2008). In the book, Mike Moore argues that the U.S. merely provokes conflict when it speaks of deploying weapons in space, until now a weapons-free sanctuary. Rejecting treaty negotiations while further militarizing space renders America unable to lead by example. Instead of trying to stop an arms race in space by starting one, Moore concludes the U.S. must radically rethink its strategy.

Moore is the former editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and also served as editor of Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists. He was general editor of Health Risks and the Press: Perspectives on Media Coverage of Risk Assessment and Health and has been an editor or reporter for the Milwaukee Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily News, and the Kansas City Star. His articles have appeared in the Brown Journal of World Affairs, Foreign Service Journal, Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures, and The SAIS Review and International Affairs.

This event is cosponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program on Science and Global Security. It is part of the series "Dealing With 21st Century Weapons Threats" and is free and open to the public.

03.05.2008
Mike Moore, a research fellow at the Independent Institute and former editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists