Today, roughly 14,000 nuclear weapons are in existence, ready to launch on warning within fifteen minutes.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology hosts this conference to speak out on the many facets of this critical problem. Nine experts, including Daniel Ellsberg, Dr. Robert Jay Lifton and other Nobel Peace Prize recipients and scientists will examine this crucial problem of reducing the nuclear threat to our planet.
Nuclear arms are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention. Over 3,000 scientists, including 23 Nobel laureates have signed a letter to support talks at the UN to make nuclear weapons as unthinkable as biological and chemical weapons.
Panelists include: (And appear in separate videos)
Daniel Ellsberg, author of “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner”;
Robert Jay Lifton, author of “The Apocalyptic Twins: Nuclear and Climate Threats”
Zia Mian, Physicist and co-director at Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security, co-author of “Unmaking the Bomb”;
Bruce Blair, research scholar Princeton Program on Science and Global Security, Macarthur Fellow and US Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile launch officer
Kelsey Davenport, director of non-proliferation, Arms Control Association
Lisbeth Gronlund, senior scientist and co-director, Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists
Laura Grego, senior scientist and expert on weapons in space, Union of Concerned Scientists
Ray Acheson, Nobel Peace Prize winner for creating the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons or ICAN
Elaine Scarry, Harvard University, Cabot Professor of aesthetics and the general theory of value, author of “Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing between Democracy and Doom”
Conference Held at Newark, NJ–The New Jersey Institute of Technology, Sunday, April 14, 2019
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