"For a better, safer tomorrow: Is nuclear disarmament better than nuclear non-proliferation?" is the title of a symposium, being organized by the Association for Communal Harmony, at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, May 29, in the Lounge Upstairs, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion Street NE, (Corner of Marion &Winter), in Salem, Oregon. Admission is free and open to public.
Cosponsored by Oregon PeaceWorks, United Nations Association-Salem, & Fellowship of Reconciliation-Salem, Linus Pauling Veterans for Peace and Corvallis Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, it features Dr. A. H. Nayyar as the main presenter, and Kelly Campbell and Dr. Linda Richards as panelists.
Dr. A. H. Nayyar is a prominent physicist from Pakistan. He was honored by the American Physical Society, with its Joseph A. Burton Award, in 2010. He is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (an independent group of arms-control experts from seventeen countries), and has been an Associate Member of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. Since 1998, he has been a visiting researcher in the Program on Science and Global Security, at Princeton University, Princeton. New Jersey. Also he has been active in international and South Asian peace movements.
Kelly Campbell is the Executive Director of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. She has more than twenty years of experience in peace, justice and environmental health organizing. Before joining Oregon PSR in 2009, She served as the Portland Area Peace Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and was a founding Co-director of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization that has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Kelly served on the steering committee of the national coalition United for Peace and Justice and worked in the as Communications Director for Pesticide Action Network North America, and as Campaign Coordinator for the statewide coalition, Californians for Pesticide Reform.
Dr. Linda M. Richards has studied nuclear history, human rights, environmental justice and nonviolence for over thirty years, teaching in the streets and the classroom. She has a Ph. D. in History of Science and teaches full-time at OSU's School of History, Philosophy and Religion. Her current book project is Human Rights and Nuclear Wrongs. She is co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant "Reconstructing Nuclear Environments and the Downwinder's Case.” In 2018 she was honored to receive Oregon State University's Phyllis S. Lee Award for her dedication to social justice and nonviolence on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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