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 preeminent 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.
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Friday, September 18, 2015
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