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The Nuclear Ban Treaty – The Path Forward! Day-long Conference at Perry World House of University of Penna.

September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Nuclear Ban Treaty – The Path Forward!

The Coalition for Peace Action’s (CFPA) Pennsylvania Chapter is hosting, along with co-sponsors, a day-long conference about nuclear issues. It will take place on Sept. 19, 2019, at the Perry World House of UPenn (Philadelphia), 3803 Locust Walk.


In the morning, there will be workshops, and there will be an afternoon keynote and panel discussions.

The conference will feature: Dr. Elaine Scarry, author of Thermonuclear Monarchy, and Joe Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund President.

Online pre-registration will be available soon.

Registration at the door: 10:00-10:30 AM

Morning Program: 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Amb. William Burke White – Welcome, Pres. of Perry World House (confirmed)
Pennsylvania Nuclear Ban Alliance Team – Introduction to Conference Program
Ambassador Seyed Mousavian – Morning Speaker Restoring the Iran Deal? (to be confirmed)

Morning Workshop Facilitators/Topics:

Mary Day Kent, Women’s Leadership in Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Abolition (confirmed); Hyun Lee, Korea Peace Now (confirmed); Joe Cirincione Ploughshares Fund President – Steps Toward a Global Ban (confirmed); Timmon Wallis and Vicki Epson, NuclearBan.US, From Warheads to Windmills (confirmed)

Lunch, Noon to 1:00 PM – On-Site, for Pre-Registrants

Afternoon Program: 1:15PM to 4:00 PM

Keynote Address, Joseph Cirincione, President of The Ploughshare Fund

Panel: Issues Today, in Moving Toward a Global Ban

Dr. Elaine Scarry, Harvard University, author, Thermonuclear Monarchy (confirmed); Hyun Lee (confirmed); Joe Cirincione (confirmed); Robert M. Smith, co-founder/staff coordinator, Brandywine Peace Community (confirmed)

Plenary Discussion, 3:30PM to 4:00 PM – All Speakers and Audience: How Do We Move Forward in Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, and the United States?

Formation of Affinity Groups for Abolition (AGA’s); Joining PNBA; etc. 4:00PM

Closing, Rev. Robert M. Moore, CFPA Executive Director

Reception and Book-Signing, 4:15PM, Elaine Scarry, Thermonuclear Monarchy



September 19, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Coalition for Peace Action
PA Nuclear Ban Alliance


Perry World House, Univ. of PA, 3803 Locust Walk
3803 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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(609) 924-5022