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Ward Wilson, Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists

  • Winnetka Community House 620 Lincoln Avenue Winnetka, IL, 60093 United States (map)

Hope in the Nuclear Age: The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

About the speaker: Ward Wilson is an award-winning author. His book, Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons, was endorsed by two Pulitzer-Prize-winning historians of nuclear weapons, recommended by four star generals, praised by a former head of state and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and described as “brilliant, original, and important.” He has been published in anti-nuclear journals like The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Nonproliferation Review, military journals likeJoint Force Quarterly and Revue de Défense Nationale, as well as in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others.  He has spoken in 23 countries on six continents, at the Pentagon, the French National Assembly, the United Nations, the Scottish National Parliament, the U.S. State Department, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Georgetown, and the Sorbonne and others.

Ward Wilson, Senior Fellow at the Washington D.C. Think Tank of the Federation of American Scientists, will speak on the topic of Hope in the Nuclear Age: The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons.  Experts and government officials have told us for years that there’s nothing we can do about nuclear weapons. They’re essential, they say; we just have to live with them. Now Mr. Wilson presents a new, realist take on the need for eliminating nuclear weapons.  Using groundbreaking analysis and innovative arguments, he debunks the Cold War mindset that experts and government officials are locked into.  There is a pragmatic, prudent approach to eliminating nuclear weapons. And that means that there is also hope.

Our guest musician will again be Chelsea French playing the trombone.