University of Pittsburgh
November 14, 2007

Senator Casey to Host Film Screening and Panel Discussion at the University of Pittsburgh Nov. 19

Film dramatizes the threat posed by nuclear proliferation
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-U.S. Senator Bob P. Casey will be at the University of Pittsburgh

Nov. 19 for the free public screening of the 2005 film "Last Best Chance," directed by Ben Goddard. Casey will introduce the docudrama-about the threat posed by vulnerable nuclear weapons and materials around the world-at 3:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave.

Following the screening of the 45-minute film, Casey will moderate a question-and-answer session with a panel featuring Michael Hurley, a counterterrorism special advisor to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and commentators from Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).

The event is sponsored by GSPIA, the GSPIA Student Cabinet, and the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies.

In "Last Best Chance," al Qaeda operatives organize three separate operations aimed at obtaining nuclear weapons. The material is then fabricated into three crude nuclear weapons by small groups of trained terrorists, who have recruited bomb-making experts to help them manufacture their weapons. Governments around the world discover clues to the plot, but are unable to uncover the scheme before the weapons are en route to their destinations.

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