Essential reading on biosecurity issues

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June 21, 2021

Biden-Putin summit analysis
Top nuclear experts offer a variety of viewpoints on whether US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin managed to understand each other at their June 16 summit in Geneva. Read their commentaries.

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Navigating the misinformation minefield
Separating fact from misinformation can be challenging these days. Alan Alda Center’s Laura Lindenfeld and the News Literacy Project’s Alan Miller discuss with Knight Foundation’s Paul Cheung on how to identify and combat growing disinformation. Join us June 23.

Essential reading on biosecurity issues
The Bulletin has reported on serious laboratory- and research-related risks for more than a decade. Here’s a collection of our in-depth coverage on lab leaks and “gain-of-function” studies. Read more.

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Centre for the Study of Existential Risk seeks deputy director
The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk invites applications for a new Deputy Director role, which combines leadership, academic, and management responsibilities for CSER, an interdisciplinary research centre. Learn more and apply by July 4.

Virtual tour: Turn Back the Clock
Learn about the significance of the Doomsday Clock and how it has evolved to include risks we face today. Originally on display at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, the Turn Back the Clock exhibit is now available to explore online. Start your tour.

Recommendations for strategic stability
How to prevent great power competition from escalating into open military conflict? Enhancing strategic stability in today’s world will have to take into account diverging views from all relevant actors. The Körber Strategic Stability Initiative developed 19 principles & policy recommendations that can serve as a starting point. Learn more.

“In 2020, the nine nuclear-armed states spent more money than ever on their nuclear arsenals, totalling $73.6 billion. We have been lucky for 75 years, but eventually our luck might run out.”

— Beatrice Fihn, “The Biden-Putin summit is a critical moment to avert nuclear catastrophe,” Fortune​​​​

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