FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SCIENTISTS

Rating: 4.8 stars   10 reviews

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Location: 1725 Desales St 6th Floor Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: The mission of FAS is to promote a safer and more secure world by developing and advancing solutions to important science and technology security policy problems by educating the public and policy makers, and promoting transparency, through research and analysis to maximize impact on policy. FAS was founded in 1945 by scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs. These scientists recognized that science had become central to many key public policy questions, and that they had a unique responsibility to inform public policy makers of potential dangers from scientific and technological advances, and to show how good policy could increase the benefits of new scientific knowledge. Priding itself on an ability to bring together people from many disciplines and organizations, FAS often addresses critical policy topics that are not well covered by other organizations.
Geographic areas served: Global
Programs: FAS projects are organized under four main program areas: Biosecurity Earth Systems Educational Technologies Strategic Security.
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EIN 23-7185827
202-546-3300
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I've been a member of FAS about 3 years now. During that period, FAS did a great job keeping it's members up-to-date about happenings in the field of Science and Technology. Often supplying links with it's newsletter, FAS provides pointers to interesting projects, websites as well as other organizations where we can lend a hand to make the world a much better place. on top of that FAS hosts great discussions as well as useful Podcasts which is invaluable in enhancing awareness among its members as well as among general public. I will continue to be a part of the FAS in the future and do what i can in my ability to help the FAS's worthwhile cause.

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Highly valuable and often useful.

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2010-8-01

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Shortly after the dramatic but mixed end of World War II, with the tragic (and unnecessary) bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I discovered FAS and joined. From the beginning, it has been in a special position to help educate the public about the catastrophic dangers of nuclear weapons, which persist to this day. Now, with other world disasters looming all around, competing for attention, FAS does a great job of maintaining a primary focus on the fact that our nuclear armament holds in balance what Jonathan Schell so well called The Fate of the Earth. Tell your story here and help others understand this charity

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my attempts to keep abreast of major threats to civilization.

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2010-8-01

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