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  • Cold War Project: Government Briefing

    On October 14, 1962, U-2 surveillance photos revealed that the Soviet Union had located nuclear-capable missiles in Cuba. While shocking, the Soviet deployment was not truly surprising. US President Kennedy had been concerned that the deployment of fifteen nuclear-armed intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) to Turkey would trigger a Soviet response in Cuba. Nevertheless, this development […]

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  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Bingo

    This exercise is meant to help students digest and retain information while developing collaboration and communication skills. It exposes students to a variety of perspectives and themes related to non-proliferation in a dynamic setting. The exercise is flexible and can be scaled up and down to accommodate shorter/longer class times, larger/smaller class sizes, etc. Content […]

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  • (In)visible Bodies

    You are a journalist for TIME magazine.    You have noticed the lack of human- or victim-centred perspectives on nuclear weapons. So often you are encountering strategic military positions, state-centred frames, or the expert opinion of scientists, diplomats and officers.    You want to design a magazine cover that draws the reader’s attention to the […]

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  • A Woman’s Place

    How might your role in the family or household influence your interaction with the nuclear world? Feminists have drawn attention to how these roles are often stratified by gender, linked to gender segregation and inequality in the workplace and sustained by powerful cultural norms around motherhood. The writing activities that follow aim to help you […]

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  •  Israel and Iran – Nuclear Hegemony 

    The objective of this activity is to help students understand and problematize the concept of nuclear hegemony by examining the cases of Israel and Iran, while critically analyzing the responses of the United States and the European Union to both countries’ nuclear programs. The time allocation for each section can be adjusted based on the […]

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  • Bandung, the Global South and Nuclear Disarmament

    Nuclear studies tend to centre on nuclear weapons technologies and doctrines, the theory and practice of nuclear deterrence, strategic stability and arms control, nuclear non-proliferation and counter-proliferation, East-West strategic competition, extended deterrence and alliance dynamics.  The historiography of the nuclear age is generally one of the Manhattan Project and WWII leading into the Cold War, […]

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  •  Orientalism and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons 

    Through this case study of the representations of Pakistan’s nuclear programs, students will: Content Attributes Link to Resource Video Url Topic / Subject Matter Nuclear Weapons, Other Skillset Critical Thinking, Cross-cultural Understanding Lens / Approach / Method Download Category Educational, Nuclear Content Tag Decolonizing Nuclear Studies, DNS, Nuclear Weapons, Orientalism, Pakistan Activity Type Online module […]

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  • Atomic Homes

    What do we learn about nuclear politics if we take families and homes as our starting point? Feminists argue that the personal and the political are intertwined. Thus families and homes shape nuclear politics and are shaped by it – with some families and homes much more affected than others. The aim of these picture-based […]

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  • Interview a Nuclear Expert

    In this first task, imagine you are an investigative journalist and you have been asked to interview a nuclear expert.    These people can be living or dead, they may be from the past or present, and they may be from near or far. You may want military expertise, lived experience, scientific insight, academic contribution […]

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