4 May. 2019

Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World

New Thinking & Movement Building International Conference. RSVP here

The interregnum between the old and new world disorders is marked by the increasingly dangerous military, economic, and high-tech confrontations among nuclear-armed countries. The U.S. National Strategy makes planning for possible wars against Russia and China the Pentagon’s new priority. China’s influence is growing across the Asia-Pacific and Eurasia. Russia is again asserting itself as a great power. Creation of a unified and independent European Union military has begun. Wars and competition for regional hegemony continue across the greater Middle East. And we face an “Indo-Pacific” strategic competition. When peace movements have had success in the past, they have been part of broader movements addressing the deeper forces driving militarism and war. Those same forces generate a variety of other injustices and dangers, including growing disparities in wealth, disappearing democracy, xenophobic nationalisms, and destruction of the ecosystems we all depend on.

This New Thinking and Movement Building conference brings together an extraordinary array of analysts, organizers, and activists from Russia, Europe, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, and the Global South to consider how these issues are connected today, and how we might work more effectively together for a more fair, peaceful, and ecologically sustainable way of life.

Daniel Ellsberg – Former Senior U.S. Nuclear War & Military Planner (via video)
Owen Tudor – Deputy General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation
Boris Kargarlitsky – Institute for Globalization Studies and Social Movements (Russia)
Sharon Dolev – Israeli Disarmament Movement (Israel)
Lee Tae-ho – People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (Republic of Korea)
Reiner Braun – International Peace Bureau (Germany)
Karlene Griffiths Sekou – Movement for Black Lives
Andrew Lichterman – Western States Legal Foundation
Arielle Denis – International Peace Bureau (France)
Achin Vanaik – Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (India)
Yayoi Tsuchida – The Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Japan)
Reece Chenault – U.S. Labor Against the War
Oleg Bodrov – Coalition Clean Baltic (Russia)
Joseph Gerson – Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security, AFSC

Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World:
New Thinking & Movement Building
International Conference
Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:30am – 5:30pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square, New York, New York 10006
Download the program here.