Steps to a Nuclear Free World: A Nuclear Conference
April 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$10 – $50
The Doomsday clock stands at two minutes before midnight. This mythical clock, signifying the level of nuclear threat, is maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. This is the closest that the clock has been to midnight since 1953 during the era of atmospheric nuclear testing. Today roughly 14,000 nuclear weapons are in existence ready to launch on warning within fifteen minutes. Nuclear arms are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention. Recently a letter was signed by more than three thousand scientists including 23 Nobel laureates in support of talks at the United Nations whose aim is to make nuclear weapons unthinkable as with biological and chemical weapons.
On April 14, 2019, from 9:00 – 5: 00 the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host a conference on nuclear war entitled, Steps to a Nuclear Free World to speak out on the many facets of this critical problem. Seven experts—Daniel Ellsberg, Zia Mian, Bruce Blair, Kelsey Davenport, Lisbeth Gronlund, Laura Grego, and Ray Acheson—will join the conference attendees to examine the crucial problem of reducing the nuclear threat to our planet.
Registration fee: Adults – $50, Seniors: $30, Students – $10 Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea break, and a booklet of position papers by the speakers.