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Science for Peace Conference: How to Save the World in a Hurry
May 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm$40.00 – $100.00
Science for Peace invites you to attend the upcoming forum:
“How to Save the World in a Hurry”
WHEN: Wednesday & Thursday, May 30 and 31, 2018
WHERE: Room 140-University College, 15 Kings College Circle, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
TICKETS: General registration $100, Students & Unwaged $40
* Register now through Eventbrite
All participants will have an opportunity to question several experts before choosing a “Platform for Survival” — the 25 public policy proposals that seem most promising for reducing these six global threats: War and weapons (especially nuclear), Global warming, Famine, Pandemics, Radiation explosion, Cyber attack. For information about these crises, see the website: tosavetheworld.ca
Confirmed Speakers include:
Douglas Roche (Canadian senator and former ambassador for disarmament) • Doug Saunders (Globe and Mail columnist) • Gordon Edwards (Canadians for Nuclear Responsibility) • Dr. Larry Brilliant (Skoll Foundation chair of “End Pandemics” and former leader of campaign that eradicated smallpox) • Mark Z. Jacobson (Director of Stanford University’s Atmosphere/Energy Program) • Peggy Mason (former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament; director of the Rideau Institute).
we will have question-and-answer sessions with pairs of experts on each of these threats. Then most participants will have dinner in a restaurant and hear the Globe and Mail journalist Doug Saunders speak about the protection of democracy.
***Note: If you wish to attend the dinner and/or order box lunches, you must purchase them separately through Eventbrite when registering for the forum. None will be sold at the door. To do so, see Eventbrite’s “How to Save the World Meal Tickets.”
we will break into separate groups to select the most promising policy proposals for each threat. Then, upon returning to a plenary session, we will compile them to form a one-page-long list of 25 policy proposals called our “Platform for Survival.” All individuals and NGOs will be able to endorse it thereafter and use it as a common agenda for campaigns to repair our world and keep it safe for everyone.