Little has changed since Stanley Kubrick made his legendary film “Dr. Strangelove” in the 1960s, and most people still accept – if not love–the bomb. Nukes are presented as security, as a deterrent. Yet accidents, miscalculations, and superpower escalations like the Cuba missile crisis have constantly reaffirmed the dangers of accidental, intentional, or unintended uses of nuclear weapons.
How do we empower a movement to end the madness of potential omnicide? The current U.S. administration’s rhetoric toward Iran and North Korea shows the US as an unsafe actor with a trigger-happy Commander in Chief who has the power to start World War III, which might result in a Nuclear Winter.
Join the Peace Studies Department on Wednesday, November 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Argyros Forum 211 to hear Nigel Young, a Research Professor in Peace Studies and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colgate University, New York.