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BASIC releases report on nuclear security ahead of Obama's summit

Obama’s nuclear security summit early next week presents a critical chance to tackle a web of challenges that concern us all, a new report for the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) claims today.

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Event summary: Visions for a New Century - Launch of new public conversation on nuclear disarmament

Brian Eno, rock musician and artist, invited an eclectic collection of fellow musicians, artists, business people, senior politicians, officials, philanthropists, actors and writers to his London studio on the evening of February 1st to broaden support for nuclear disarmament.

Visions for a New Century: Launch of new public conversation on nuclear disarmament, February 2010

Brian Eno, rock musician and artist, invited an eclectic collection of fellow musicians, artists, business people, senior politicians, officials, philanthropists, actors and writers to his London studio on the evening of February 1st to broaden support for nuclear disarmament.

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UK Parliamentary Visit to Washington, DC to discuss prospects for multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation

This report summarizes the key issues and highlights around a visit by high level British Parliamentarians to Washington, DC. They met with Senators and senior Administration officials to discuss the prospects for nuclear disarmament and stronger non-proliferation. A brief summary and full report (PDF) are available below.

British Parliamentary Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

During their All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and BASIC organized-visit to Washington, DC, the Rt. Hon. Des Browne, MP (Labour), Dr. David Lidington, MP (Conservative), Tony Lloyd, MP (Labour), and Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crossbench), shared their views on the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and the prospects for success on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation at this joint Carnegie Endowment for International Peace-BASIC event.

The ultimate lecture: Anthropology 101

On a distant planet in the not-so-distant future, an anthropology lecturer coolly examines the Earth people before their self-destruction. Through this diverse collection of images, both trivial and evocative, he pieces together a compelling, often disturbing, account of what life on Earth must have been like.


The ultimate lecture: Anthropology 101

......it's the end of the Earth, no less.

Music: Brian Eno
Narration: Mark Rylance

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