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Course Overview

In May 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower met with prominent Jewish businessman Lewis Strauss to offer him the chairmanship of the Atomic Energy Commission, the most important nuclear policy making position in the U.S. government. Strauss would accept the position only on one condition: that Strauss be allowed to strip America’s most famous nuclear physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, of his security clearance, and thus exile Oppenheimer from US nuclear policy making. This presentation will cover how these two Jewish men came into conflict in the context of the early Cold War with its Red Scare, the larger debate over how nuclear policy should be decided and the enigma and legacy of Oppenheimer.

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Section Title
The Fall of the American Prometheus: The Persecution of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Type
Live Online
Days
M
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 08, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $20.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 05, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 05, 2021
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