Way of Nonviolence:
An Evening with Dr. Paul Walker, Chemical and Nuclear Weapons Disarmament Expert and 2013 Right Livelihood Award Laureate
Monday, September 28, 2015
6:30- 8:30 pm
Luciano’s Cotton Club, Union Station
25 Union Street Worcester, MA 01608
Evening starts at 6:30 pm with appetizers and cash bar available.
Program starts at 7:15 pm
Free parking across street or park for $1 (after validation) in Union Station Garage, 225 Franklin St.
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Abolishing Weapons of Mass Destruction:
Building a Secure and Sustainable World
2015 is a momentous year for disarmament advocates. It marks the 100th anniversary of the first major use of chemical weapons in warfare, the 70th anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons, the 40th anniversary of the Biological Weapons Convention, and the drafting of the long-awaited “Iran Deal,” an international agreement to stop nuclear weapons proliferation.
Dr. Paul F. Walker, one of the world’s pre-eminent disarmament experts, speaks on the build-up of weapons of mass destruction and the decades of national and international efforts to abolish them, and of the urgent need to establish global, enforceable norms for peaceful resolution of conflict. Walker is the International Director of Environmental Security and Sustainability for Green Cross International, an effort facilitating weapons demobilization and nonproliferation. In 2013, he received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” for “working tirelessly to rid the world of chemical weapons.” He holds a Phd in international security studies from MIT and served as former senior advisor to the House Armed Services Committee. A 1968 Holy Cross grad, he credits his Jesuit education and his years in Vietnam with inspiring his lifelong commitment to nonviolence.
Event Co-Sponsored with:
Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center
for Religions, Ethics and Culture at
College of the Holy Cross
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