Nuclear Age History and Humanities Center Records, 1970 -- 1993


This collection has:

7.2 Cubic Feet
6 boxes

The Nuclear Age History and Humanities Center (NAHHC) was established at Tufts University in October 1986. It was the first academic center in the nation dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the nuclear era. It sponsored research projects and offered programs discussing nuclear conflicts and their peaceful resolutions leading to nuclear disarmament. The NAHHC also helped organize different University Presidents Conferences. At these conferences international university presidents discussed nuclear issues. NAHHC is best known for its Global Classroom Project (GCP), also called the "Space Bridge" or "Tufts - Moscow Space Bridge." GCP was a course jointly taught between Moscow State University, and Tufts University via television and satellite technology. From 1988 to 1992, NAHHC produced eleven GCPs that allowed direct, frank discussions between students and Russian and American panelists from various national and international institutions. Martin Sherwin, founding director of the NAHHC, established the GCP in 1987. A professor of History at Tufts, Sherwin and Evgeny P. Velikhov of the USSR Academy of Science, jointly taught the course, offered regularly at both universities, using one syllabus and meeting four times a semester via satellite. The NAHHC received national and international acclaim for its innovative curriculum.

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