University of Chicago, Assembly Hall

1414 East 59th St

United States


Ending the Nuclear Age

Saturday, December 1, 2012 8:30 am

International House, Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL

On December 2, 1942, an experiment at the University of Chicago led by Enrico Fermi produced the world’s first human-made sustained chain reaction, which culminated in the development of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The “Ending the Nuclear Age” conference marks the 70th Anniversary of this discovery and the birth of the Nuclear Age, addressing the continued threat of nuclear weapons and their wastes. Anti-nuclear activist Kay Drey of Beyond Nuclear will open the discussion with a plenary introduction, followed by the panel “Where are the People” with moderator and UofC Professor Emeritus Dr. Norma Field. Dr Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research will then explore the possibility of a nuclear-free future, followed by a lunch presentation “Fukushima, the never ending story” with Akiko Yoshida, Friends of the Earth, Tokyo. The first part of the conference will conclude with two panels focusing specifically on nuclear power and weapons with moderator Kenette Benedit of Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
Presented by the I-House Global Voices Program, Nuclear Energy Information Service, Beyond Nuclear, and the UChicago Climate Action Network.
This event is free and open to the public.

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