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Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

January 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST


The 2023 “Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War” Conference will be held virtually on Saturday January 21, 1-6 pm (Eastern). This annual gathering is one of the major national conferences addressing this acute problem.   Given the tragic events in Ukraine, tensions with China over Taiwan, and provocations from North Korea, we need to accelerate effort toward clear analysis, peaceful resolutions and nuclear disarmament. The subtheme this year will be “The Social and Economic Costs of the Nuclear Weapons Buildup”. Particular attention will be given to the destructive effect of excessive weapons spending on human needs.  Attendees should sign up for one Breakout in the first set (3 pm) and one in the second set (4:30 pm).

At 2:00 pm Shailly Gupta Barnes will present on “Poverty as a Byproduct of the War Economy” for the panel “Social and Economic Costs of the Nuclear Weapons Buildup”.

At 5:30 pm Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis will present on the Poor Peoples’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival for the panel “Opportunities for Progress”

Organizational Co-Sponsors: MIT Faculty Newsletter; MIT Radius; Massachusetts Peace Action; Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security; Chicago Area Peace Action; Institute for People’s Engagement.

Register here.  There is no charge to attend, but donations in support of MAPA’s nuclear disarmament work are welcome.


January 21, 2023
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST