Eric Schlosser debate in London 25 November at 6pm
November 11, 2014
How Nearly Everything in Dr Strangelove is True, and What We Need to Do About It.
ICAN UK was pleased to join up with UCL’s Institute of Global Governance to present Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist and author, in a special debate about the issues arising from his book Command and Control, which explores nuclear weapons and the risks that their continuing presence put over our daily lives. Schlosser’s compelling narrative tells the story of Cold War ‘near-misses’ using exclusive and recently de-classified documents and interviews.
Eric was joined by Thomas Nash, an expert on humanitarian disarmament who has worked on international campaigns to ban cluster munitions and autonomous weapons. Thomas is Director of Article 36 and a steering group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
Chairing this one-off debate was Melanie Garson, Teaching Fellow in International Security and Conflict Resolution at UCL’s Department of Political Science.
International conferences in Norway and Mexico have changed the parameters for discussing nuclear weapons – their devastating effects and the impossible task of mounting a meaningful humanitarian response after a detonation renders the prevention of their use a hugely important and urgent issue for all of us. This debate was held two weeks before the third major international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, taking place on 8-9 December in Vienna, Austria.
Venue: UCL, Medical Sciences Building – Medical Sciences Lecture Theatre 131 A V Hill, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT (entrance from the end of Malet Place, opposite the Print Room Cafe) http://streetmap.co.uk/map.