How to Avoid a Nuclear Apocalypse

We are inundated with news about world leaders threatening each other with nuclear war. Despite the traditional viewpoint that arms control agreements help contain the risk of nuclear weapons being used, the United States has eschewed them: President Trump has pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Moreover, the US and others are putting billions of dollars into creating new weapons and modernizing our arsenal. Will these weapons make us safer? How can we prevent nuclear war? Why are organizations and policy experts demanding diversity at the tables where these decisions are being made? Join Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) for a panel with leading experts in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. Oh, and they all happen to be women.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate