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From Nuclear Deterrence to Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Perspectives

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. CREDIT: Shutterstock


Carnegie Council's U.S. Global Engagement Program and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame are hosting this panel on nuclear deterrence.

This distinguished panel will address the policy, religious, and ethical implications of nuclear capabilities. The discussion is especially timely since it coincides with the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and reflects on the major statements issued by the Holy See at the Vienna Conference about nuclear weapons last December.

The event is in conjunction with the Nuclear Threat Initiative; the Office of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown; Boston College; and America magazine. 

His Excellency, The Most Reverend Bernardito C. Auza is permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and to the Organization of American States. He is also Titular Archbishop of Suacia and Apostolic Nuncio of Haiti.

Lord Browne of Ladyton (Des Browne) is vice chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun from 1997 to 2010.

Father J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at Harvard University. He is also the secretary for social services and the president of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Maryann Cusimano Love is a tenured associate professor of international relations in the Politics Department of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She is also on the core group for the Department of State's working group on religion and foreign policy.

Gerard F. Powers will moderate this event. He is professor of the practice of Catholic peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute.

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow David Speedie will host this panel.

The format of the event will be as follows:

5:45PM - Doors open
6:00PM to 7:00PM - Discussion
7:00PM to 7:30PM - Question and Answer session
7:30PM to 8:00PM - Reception

Eventbrite - From Nuclear Deterrence to Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Perspectives

Speakers: Bernardito C. Auza, Des Browne, J. Bryan Hehir, Maryann Cusimano Love, Gerard F. Powers


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