PANEL: ‘A World Without Nuclear Weapons’ at New York Society for Ethical Culture

Indypendent Staff Apr 7, 2010

Join the Peace Action Fund of New York State and The Nation Institute for a panel discussion, “A World Without Nuclear Weapons: Obama’s Vision, Our Mission,” at the New York Society for Ethical Culture this Thursday (4/8) at 7 p.m.

The panel will feature whistleblower and nuclear expert Daniel Ellsberg, who also recently starred in the academy-nominated documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America; Jonathan Schell, bestselling author of The Fate of the Earth and The Unconquerable World and Nuclear Weapons Doris Shaffer Fellow at The Nation Institute; and Kennette Benedict, the publisher of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. The panel will be moderated by Phil Donahue.

The panel will discuss the ongoing international struggle for the containment and eventual reduction of the nuclear threat, and how President Obama and the U.S. Senate can be pushed to fulfill the promise of a world without nuclear weapons. This important public conversation is occurring on the day that Obama and Medvedev sign a new Stategic Arms Reduction (START) agreement, and in the run-up to the UN’s regular review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that will take place on May 1, 2010. Audience questions will be taken.

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is located at 2 West 64th Street. This event is free and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by The New York Society for Ethical Culture, Public Concern Foundation, The Nation,, Haymarket Books, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, NY, Peace Action Education Fund, Brooklyn For Peace and United for Peace and Justice (NYC). This event is part of The Doris Shaffer Memorial Lecture Series.

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