After years working for big institutions, one nuclear engineer asks: How do we change our thinking about what is power, what is the future, and how those relate?
N Square’s sixth cohort of innovation fellows imagined what a world in 2095 without nuclear weapons might look like.
Operating System for the 22nd Century
Two leaders of the Black Speculative Arts Movement talk about their new collaboration with N Square—and what Afrofuturism brings to the task of envisioning a nuclear threat-free future.
Into the Afrofuture
A new cohort of NSIN fellows is designing breakthrough solutions to several field-wide challenges.
Financial research analyst and N Square fellow David Epstein has a message for sustainable investors: the risk they’re not talking about might be the biggest of all.
It’s Time to Engage Investors
The only way to boost public engagement on nuclear issues, says filmmaker Ryan Beickert, is to unleash the power of story.
Filmmaker on a Mission
The pandemic highlights new and urgent opportunity to hone critical skills for managing uncertainty and anticipating the future.
Adapting to Disruption
The MacArthur Foundation’s Emma Belcher went from studying nuclear weapons policy to backing innovative ideas for improving it—and she wants other funders to join the quest.
A new show conceived by N Square fellows offers a tipsy take on sobering nuclear threats.
Getting Bombed Debuts
Nuclear Threat Professionals Reimagine Their Field
We’re expanding our presence to DC, bringing collaboration and shared learning to the heart of the nuclear nonproliferation community.
The N Square DC Hub Launches
ICAN nabbed the Nobel in 2017 for its work to establish a global nuclear weapons ban treaty. But executive director Beatrice Fihn has her eye on a bigger prize—making nuclear weapons impossible.
A Nobel Peace Prize. Now What?
Meet the N Square Fellows—a vibrant cross-sector group of technologists, game designers, policy experts, diplomats, Hollywood filmmakers, and more who are tackling nuclear challenges together in new ways.
N Square Fellows
An iconoclast powered by big ideas turns his gaze toward nuclear threats.
Richard Branson Goes Nuclear
In the nuclear security field, the most dominant voices should not be mistaken for the most legitimate.
The Skoll Foundation’s director of policy and global security argues for a new philanthropic approach to supporting innovation in the nuclear arena.
Ploughshares Fund’s Michelle Dover talks about the role of civil society—and unexpected new voices—in reducing nuclear threat.
A novel partnership between policy experts, game designers, and public radio yields a high-stakes simulation that lets users decide: nuclear attack, or false alarm?
Five Minutes to Save the World
How One Earth Future Foundation, and its Future Labs leader Jon Bellish, are betting on networked coordination and open data as the keys to preventing nuclear war.
Pioneering peace and security funder Carl Robichaud talks about the risks and rewards of finding (and funding) new ways to tackle existential threats.
The Risk Taker
The first in a series of stories about what can happen when strange bedfellows join forces to spark nuclear innovation.
Laicie Heeley and Things That Go Boom
How researchers at the Princeton Nuclear Futures Lab are bringing full-motion virtual reality to the work of disarmament.
Verification Goes Virtual
How the scholar who created the viral hit NUKEMAP plans to reinvent Civil Defense.
The Improbable Historian
Nuclear analyst Melissa Hanham talks about North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, how she tracks its proliferation activity, and why societal verification is the path of the future.
Open Source Sleuth
To understand the future of innovation in the nuclear threat field, it helps to look to the past and the present.