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This Current Moment: US Nuclear Weapon Policy and Back from the Brink

Mon February 28 @ 7:00 pm EST

Please join NH Peace Action for a discussion about the danger this current moment presents with regard to nuclear weapons, and the ways in which Back from the Brink serves as a vehicle for effective grassroots organizing to eliminate the threat that they pose, with Michael Klare and Denise Duffield. This event is part of the Peace & Justice Conversation series.

Michael Klare, Five College professor emeritus of peace and world security studies, and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), holds a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the Union Institute. He has written widely on U.S. military policy, international peace and security affairs, the global arms trade, and global resource politics.

His books include American Arms Supermarket (1984), Low-Intensity Warfare (1988), Peace and World Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide (Fifth Edition, 1989; Sixth Edition, 1994), World Security: Challenges for a New Century (First Edition, 1991; Second Edition, 1994; Third Edition, 1998), Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws (1995), Light Weapons and Civil Conflict (1999), Resource Wars (2001), Blood and Oil (2004), and The Race for What’s Left (2012). His articles have appeared in many journals, including Arms Control Today, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Current History, Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, The Nation, Scientific American, and Technology Review.

Klare serves on the board of the Arms Control Association and advises other organizations in the field.

Denise Duffield is Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and directs its nuclear threats program, which advocates for health protective policies related to nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. She leads PSR-LA’s participation in the national Back from the Brink campaign, which brings local communities together to build the public support and political will needed to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Denise also works on environmental health and justice issues, addressing the needs of local communities who are impacted by toxic contamination and the failure of regulatory agencies to protect them. She leads PSR-LA’s efforts to ensure a full cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket testing facility near Los Angeles. Denise also serves on the board of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA), a national network of organizations that works to address issues of nuclear weapons production and waste cleanup. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in theater arts from California State University Los Angeles.

About NHPA’s bi-weekly Zoom Peace & Justice Conversation Series: 2020’s upheavals brought us to a new moment of reckoning and possibility. How do we want to live in the world? What do we value? How can we make the changes we’ve been yearning for? NH Peace Action has been engaged in working for change for decades. We’d like to bring you into these conversations about issues and options for the future. Join us!

There is no charge to attend, but your contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated: https://nhpeaceaction.org/donate/



Mon February 28
7:00 pm EST
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