Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
The growing hostility between the US and Russia, North Korea and Iran makes it more urgent to reduce the risk of nuclear war, as do plans to spend a trillion dollars replacing US nuclear weapons by new ones more suited for first-strike. Nuclear war can be triggered on purpose or through miscalculation, terror or error. This conference will advocate and organize toward reducing this danger. It is not an academic gathering, but rather one that addresses the political and economic realities of the new Trump Administration, and attempts to stimulate and inform the kinds of social movement needed to change national policy.
This one-day gathering features Iran-deal broker Prof. Ernie Moniz (MIT, former Secretary of Energy), California Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Lisbeth Gronlund (Union of Concerned Scientists), Joe Cirincione (Ploughshares), former congressman John Tierney (Council for a Livable Word), Mass Teachers Assn. Pres. Barbara Madeloni, Prof. Max Tegmark (MIT Physics); Jim Walsh (MIT), Prof. Jonathan King (MIT Radius, /Peace Action)MA state reps Denise Provost and Mike Connolly, and Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons. The focus will be on concrete steps we can take to reduce the threat.
To attend Register at http://masspeaceaction.org/event/mitconf/. The conference registration includes lunch.
Colors of the Commonwealth
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
In light of the rising number of hate crimes and the sense of fear in citizens who could be the target of these crimes, the panel will discuss effective strategies and tactics to help you to know your rights, reach out to law enforcement officials, and live a normal life without fear. MIT-India is proud to sponsor this event.
Register via Eventbrite.
Vivek Bald, Kenneth Oye, Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan, Genevieve Nadeau,