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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

A World Without Nuclear Weapons

Douglas Roche speaker series event poster.President Barack Obama brought to the White House his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and re-energized the peace movement around the globe. But the nuclear powers cling to their instruments of mass murder, even though the public opinion favours a global ban.

Two decades after the end of the Cold War, more than 20,000 nuclear weapons are still in existence, and a catastrophe could happen any time. Nobody loves the bomb any more except, it seems, powerfully-placed defenders who won't let go and terrorists who would like to build one. But the desire to rid the world of nuclear weapons is gathering momentum.

Senator Douglas Roche, a former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament and a leading author on the subject, tells the dramatic story of the struggle now going on to end the threat of nuclear warfare and to build human security without nuclear weapons.

Location 
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Room 341
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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