What Godzilla can teach us about nuclear weapons

On March 22, 2019, Dr. Jeffrey D. Berejikian gave a talk at TEDxUGA. In this talk, Dr. Berejikian explores how our political participation can reset the Doomsday Clock and tackle the monster that is nuclear weaponry. Berejikian is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in SPIA and senior fellow at the Center for International Trade and Security. His research on cognitive science and foreign policy appears in the top journals in the discipline of political science. Berejikian has provided policy briefings to multiple U.S. government agencies—including the offices for the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs and the Executive Branch—demonstrating how the insights of cognitive science can inform American conventional, nuclear, and cyber deterrence policies. In the classroom, Dr. Berejikian uses video games and simulation to teach international politics and foreign policy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx