Swords into Ploughshares: Working toward a World without Nuclear Weapons
7pm (6:30 coffee)
Paul Carroll (Ploughshares Fund), Dr. Rebecca Laird and a nuclear fallout survivor
Nuclear weapons present a real and urgent danger, whether they reside in unstable countries or are sought by terrorists. While they once helped guard our security, today they undermine it. That’s why leading thinkers and former Cold Warriors agree – to end the threat of nuclear weapons we must eliminate them altogether. Paul Carroll is a well-regarded expert on Department of Energy nuclear weapons programs and North Korea. Prior to coming on board in 2000, Paul worked on nuclear weapons issues at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has commented and published for The Daily Beast, Hannity, CNN International, AP Radio and Al Jazeera, among others. Dr. Rebecca Laird is Associate Professor of Christian Ministry at PLNU, has recently been to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and teaches Christian Ethics.