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Nuclear Free, Carbon Free: Envisioning a Future that will Work
April 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do we need nuclear power to counteract climate change or is it yet another disaster in the making?
Join Gordon Thompson and Paula Gutlove for an invigorating dialogue, including a report from a recent trip to Fukushima.
Gordon R. Thompson, D.Phil., is the executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies (IRSS). He was educated in mathematics, physics, and nuclear engineering, obtaining his doctorate from Oxford University in 1973. He has wide experience with natural resource, international security, and sustainability issues, including nuclear technologies. Dr. Thompson has organized international conferences, and provided expert testimony in a variety of contexts.
Paula Gutlove, D.M.D., is the director of IRSS’s International Conflict Management Program, and a professor of practice at the School of Management, Simmons College. She was trained in social science and medicine. and was founding executive director of the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (1981-1983), the Center for Psychology and Social Change (1985-1989), and the Balkans Peace Project (1991-1997). She has been a program consultant to many inter- governmental organizations, and has facilitated dialogue and conflict resolution training sessions in the USA, USSR, Russia, Japan, Australia, and Europe.
Sponsored by the Boston Downwinders, a working group of Massachusetts Peace Action