2012 Sarah Bridger (Columbia University), "Scientists and the Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research" (Harvard University Press)

In this engaging and expansively researched work, written at Columbia University under the direction of Professor Eric Foner Dr. Bridger explores how scientists wrestled with the question about whether theoretical research should be separated from the moral dilemma of its applications by the government and the military. The dissertation documents the growing ethical and political rupture between scientists and universities and the government during the Vietnam war and the profound consequences of that breach for future academic science and military research.