Saturday, January 29, 2–6 PM EST
With Congress appropriating funds for new and upgraded nuclear weapons and delivery systems, the need to counter these misguided policies has become acute. This conference will focus on coordinating efforts of advocates, and expanding outreach to organizations and constituencies outside the world of nuclear disarmament advocates.
This conference is virtual and registration is free; an optional donation can be made to support the No First Use Campaign and the Fund Healthcare Not Warfare Campaign.
Student Pugwash USA is proud to be among the co-sponsors of this event, alongside Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; CodePINK; Institute for People’s Engagement; Mass Peace Action; MIT Radius; MIT Faculty Newsletter; Nuclear Weapons Education Campaign; and the Nuclear Disarmament Coordinating Committee.
See the full agenda including breakout sessions, or register for the event.
2:00 pm: Welcome - Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas, MIT Chaplain to the Institute; Coordinator, MIT Radius
2:05 pm: Background and Tasks of this Conference - Jonathan King
2:10pm: Dangers and Costs: Chair - Susan Mirsky
Prohibiting First Use of Nuclear Weapons - Elaine Scarry
Resisting a New Cold War with China - Joseph Gerson
How the Nuclear Weapons Manufacturers Influence Policy - William Hartung
A Moral Fusion Movement to Change the Political Landscape - Shailly Gupta Barnes
3:15: Paths Forward: Chair - Jean Athey
Barriers to Policy Change - Phyllis Bennis
Prospects for Changing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policies - Joe Cirincione
Role of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in Promoting Nuclear Disarmament - Larry Cohen
4:10 pm: Breakout Sessions: full listing
5:15 pm–6:00pm: Moving Outward: Chair - Jodie Evans
Prospects for Change in the US House - Representative Barbara Lee
Prospects for Change in the US Senate - Senator Jeff Merkley
Moving our Ideas into Political Action - Medea Benjamin