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Two Minutes to Midnight: How do we move from Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition?

May 12, 2018

May 12
New York
International Peace and Nuclear Disarmament Conference

Judson Church – 239 Thompson St (at corner with Washington Square South)


Two Minutes to Midnight– May 12, New York City

Featuring Noam Chomsky, Christie Hong, Daniel Ellsberg, Sergio Duarte, Zia Mian, with the full complement of U.S. and international speakers being developed. Pre-registration will be necessary.

On the eve of the U.N. High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, leading peace movement figures and analysts from the United States, Europe and Asia will meet to analyze and challenge the growing dangers of Great Power and nuclear war, and disarmament initiatives from the Ban Treaty to reversing the arms race, divestment and civil disobedience.

At this time of multiple crises, we are bringing together among the world’s most thoughtful and experienced foreign, military and nuclear policy analysts to discuss increasingly dangerous great power tensions, background and diplomatic options to the Trump-Korea crisis – with Iran on its way, the state of the nuclear arms races, and paths to greater peace and nuclear disarmament.

PREREGISTRATION is required, as Judson’s sanctuary holds only 250 people. So, if you want to join us, please register at as soon as possible.

Speakers include:

Reiner Braun – Co-President International Peace Bureau (Germany)

Noam Chomsky— Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona, Professor Emeritus, M.I.T. Scholar , Anti-War Activist, Political and Social Critic, Linguist

Jackie Cabasso – Western States Legal Foundation, United for Peace & Justice

Lisa Clark – Co-President International Peace Bureau (Italy)

Tarja Cronberg – European Security Program, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Finland)

Sergio Duarte  – President, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, former U.N. High Representative for Disarmament (Brazil)

Dan Ellsberg – Recipient, Right Livelihood Award, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Author, the Doomsday Machine

Toshiki Fujimori – Hiroshima A-bomb survivor

Joseph Gerson – President, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Director, AFSC Peace & Economic Security Program

Christine Hong – University of California Santa Cruz, Korea Policy Institute

Zia Mian – Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Hiroshi Taka – Representative Director Gensuikyo, Japan Council Against A- & H- Bombs (Japan)

The conference is a project of the International Peace Bureau, Peace and Planet, the Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, American Friends Service Committee, Peace Action New York State and Brooklyn for Peace.

Hoping you’ll join us, and don’t forget to pre-register early:

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American Friends Service Committee


Judson Memorial Church, Assembly Hall
229 Thompson St.
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