June 2017 Newsletter

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Exponential Tech, TV, and Nuclear Weapons

Opportunities to Engage With Exponential Tech

Are you passionate about using new technologies to address challenges in nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation, or safety and security? Through our partnership with Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley icon, N Square is excited to announce exciting opportunities for nuclear threats professionals to engage with this fascinating community. Apply for one of the following opportunties – deadlines for applications are fast approaching! More information about the below opportunities can be found here.

Opportunity 1: Nuclear Threats Impact Scholars
We’re excited to announce the N Square/SU Nuclear Threats Impact Scholars program. N Square is sponsoring 1-2 Impact Scholars to work with the SU community on solutions that can bring new momentum to these elusive challenges. Deadline for application: July 12, 2017.

Opportunity 2: Global Grand Challenge Awards at SU Summit
If you are using new or emerging technologies to reduce nuclear weapons threat we encourage you to apply for a Global Grand Challenge Award in Security. More details here.

Opportunity 3: Attend the SU Summit
This flagship event is attended by 2000 leaders and changemakers who share a commitment to harnessing emerging technologies to improve life on the planet for 1 billion people or more over the next decade. More details here.

Old Dogma, New Tricks

“Mutually assured destruction is an old dogma,” said the President of the United States at a meeting with NATO’s nuclear planning group, “Especially with the threat of control systems being hacked.” Standing firm alongside the US Secretary of State, the President offered to reduce the number of US nuclear weapons in Europe and asked that Russia do the same.

Fact or fiction? Learn more about N Square’s work with the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health and Society program here.


On Message

Given the tremendous potential for entertainment narratives to shape perceptions, we know how important it is to tell stories about nuclear threat that reflect both a solid understanding of our audiences and an awareness of cultural shifts. With that in mind we launched a partnership with Nucleus Strategy to devise new ways to reach an audience we think of as Generation Possible. Read More… 

Mind Shift: Exponential Tech and the Abundant Future

“He who wants not does not want weapons of mass destruction.” – Singularity University Workshop Participant

Singularity University is on a mission. Founded by artificial intelligence expert Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize and various commercial space exploration companies, SU is using “exponential” technologies to build a bridge to world in which we are able to meet the basic needs of every man, woman and child on earth —including safety from nuclear weapons threat. Now SU is helping nerdist, comedian and podcast giant Chris Hardwick to blow our minds on NBC’s Awesome Show.

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Look out for more news from N Square soon! 

Here’s to the future,

The N Square Team

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