May 10, 2017

“Nukes and Democracy” At Woodrow Wilson School

As nuclear crises heat up with North Korea and the Iran Nuclear Agreement being threatened, a forum addressing ways to reduce the danger of nuclear war happening from miscalculation, accident, or diplomatic failure will be held Tuesday, May 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Nukes and Democracy Forum takes place in Bowl 16 downstairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, at Prospect Street and Washington Road. 

Speakers will include Dr. Bruce Blair, a former nuclear missile launch officer and co-founder of Global Zero, who is currently a researcher with Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security (PSGS); Zia Mian, a physicist and co-director of PSGS, who is an expert on nuclear weapons; The Rev. Robert Moore, executive director of the Coalition for Peace Action; and Erica DeKranes, assistant director of the Coalition.

The speakers will explore the dangers of the current nuclear weapons crises, and ways forward to resolve them and reduce the danger of nuclear war through peaceful means. Rev. Moore and Ms. DeKranes will offer opportunities for attendees to take positive action, while at the Forum and subsequently. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsors include Princeton University’s Program in Science and Global Security; Princeton Citizen Scientists, a group of students and faculty engaging the new challenges of the Trump presidency; and the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA).

“We are pleased and honored to be collaborating on this critical Forum at a time when the danger of nuclear war may be at its highest since the Cuban Missile Crisis. In fact, some experts have called the current situation ‘a Cuban Missile Crisis in slow motion.’ Some outstanding experts will offer analysis and opportunities for attendees to take action, even while at the Forum, to help reduce that danger and move toward diplomacy, not nuclear war,” said Rev. Robert Moore.

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