BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Study Group executive director Greg Mello and historian Peter Kuznick are hosting a hybrid community discussion at 6:30 p.m., July 22 at Fuller Lodge. The topic will be, “‘The real purpose in making the bomb was to subdue the Soviets.’ Now it’s happening again, on a vast scale. Why?”
Kuznick is professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University and is currently serving his sixth three-year term as distinguished lecturer with the Organization of American Historians. He has written extensively about science and politics, nuclear history, and Cold War culture.
Mello, a cofounder of the Los Alamos Study Group, is an engineer and regional planner by education who has led the Group since 1989. His experience includes working as a hydrologist for the New Mexico Environment Department overseeing activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The goals of the Group are to work towards nuclear disarmament, environmental protection, social justice and economic sustainability. Mello’s work has been widely featured in newspapers as well as on radio and television.
The meeting will be live-streamed to those who register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtc-2trjsjHNOjGquQDeq020XeeaZBHZgf
Only the live audience will be able to ask questions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
Fuller Lodge is located at 2132 Central Avenue in Los Alamos, across from Ashley Pond Park.