The dangerous world situation will be the topic of Columbia Forum's Oct. 6 gathering at the Duncan Law Seafood Center. Greg Jones, a senior analyst of the Rand Corporation of Santa Monica, Calif., will speak on the topics of nuclear weapons and terrorism.

Jones' topic is "The collapse of nuclear non-proliferation and how America stopped trying to stop other countries from getting nuclear weapons."

Jones talk will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. buffet dinner, which costs $17.50. The public may skip the dinner to hear Jones, whose presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.

To reserve space for the dinner or the talk, call Michele Tila at 325-3211.