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A World Without Nuclear Weapons is Possible and Necessary

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 pm EDT
Candlelight Diner
56 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Commack, NY 11725

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Karl Grossman

With Karl Grossman, Investigative Reporter and Professor SUNY Old Westbury

A World Without Nuclear Weapons is Possible and Necessary. Those words are those of Pope Francis at a meeting of nations that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Now signed on to by most nations of the world, it bans development, testing, production, stockpiling, stationing, transfer, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons. The Pope’s words are the title of a presentation to be given by investigative reporter and journalism professor Karl Grossman before LIMBA on March 15th. Can the atomic genie be put back in the bottle? Anything people have done other people can undo and the prospect of huge loss of life from nuclear war is the best of reasons. A precedent: the outlawing of chemical weapons after their impacts were horrifically demonstrated in World War I. With war and what could n been to midnight, Grossman will detail why the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is essential and crucial.

Karl Grossman, an award-winning investigative reporter, has long focused on nuclear issues. For 20 years he was a member of the Commission on Disarmament Education, Confliction Resolution and Peace sponsored by the United Nations and the International Association of University Presidents. He is a full professor of journalism at the State University at Old Westbury. Television programs he has written and presented include Nukes In Space: The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens. He is the author of Weapons in Space. He is a board member of the organization Beyond Nuclear. He has given presentations on nuclear issues around the world including in Norway, Russia, Thailand, Germany and Mexico and at the UN in both Genera and New York. Twice he addressed members of the British Parliament on the weaponization of space.