Investing in Minds Not Missiles – Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:00am

To read a full report of the day's events, go here.

Join us for an all-day conference on nuclear proliferation on Saturday, April 7 here at MIT. 

9:30 am – Continuing Dangers from Nuclear Weapons: Prof. Aron Bernstein, Prof. Elaine Scarry, Stephanie Savell.
10:45 am – International Initiatives Toward Disarmament: Joseph Gerson, Hon. John Tierney, Charles Knight; Chuck Johnson; Jim Anderson, Chair.
1:30 pm – Political Initiatives: John Tierney; Medea Benjamin; Kristina Romines; Jonathan King; Andrea Miller, Chair.
2:30 pm – Campus Organizing for Peace & Justice: What Works? What Doesn’t? Where next? Campus Peace leaders including Caitlin Forbes (Mass Peace Action), Kate Alexander (Peace Action of NY); Eric Stolar (Fordham); Luisa Kenausis (MIT).
3:30 pm – Actions for the Coming Period: Shout heard Round the World –Michelle Cunha; Poor People’s Campaign 40 Days of Action -Paul Johnson; Peace for Koreans – Mike VanElzakker; Cole Harrison, Chair.

Workshops: (12:00 noon)

Resisting the Trillion dollar Nuclear Weapons Escalation (Prof. Gary Goldstein; Peter Casey; Prof. Heidi Garrett-Peltier; Richard Krushnic; Guntram Mueller, Chair.
Congressional Budget-Civilian vs Pentagon (Subrata Ghoshroy; Andrea Miller; Stephanie Savell; Paul Shannon; Michelle Cunha, Chair).
Don’t Bank on the Bomb Divestment Campaigns (William Hartung, Lucas Perry, State Rep. Mike Connolly, Medea Benjamin; Councilor Dennis Carlone, Chair).
Preventing Nuclear Weapons Use (Lisbeth Gronlund; Dr. Kea van der Ziel; Prof. Elaine Scarry; Shelagh Foreman; Jerald Ross, Chair).

Sunday Morning Planning Breakfast: MIT Student Center; West Lounge

Student-led session to design and implement programs enhancing existing campus groups, and organizing new ones; extending the network to campuses in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine;


Co-Sponsored with Massachusetts Peace ActionAmerican Friends Service Committee; Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; Council for a Livable World; Future of Life Institute; Institute for People's Engagement; Mass People's Budget Campaign, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. For more information contact