Conference Program

International Peace & Planet Conference for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World

Watch video footage here.

Friday, April 24
Cooper Union – 7 East 7th Street at Cooper Square, New York City

5pm Registration Opens

6:30pm Opening Ceremony and Messages – Texts and video available

7:30 Opening Plenary – Connecting the Struggles for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World – Video available here

  • Walden Bello (Founding and Executive Director of Focus on the Global South; Professor at University of the Philippines)
  • Jo Comerford (Campaign Director for
  • Zia Mian (Director of the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia at the Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University)
  • Manuel Pino (Professor at Scottsdale College; Co-Founder of the Acoma-Laguna Coalition for A Safe Environment; Board President of the Indigenous Environmental Network)
  • Reverend Osagyefo Sekou (Freeman Fellow with the Fellowship of Reconciliation)

Friday’s program will end at 9:15pm

Saturday, April 25

8am Late Registration (Cooper Union – 7 East 7th Street at Cooper Square)

9am Second Plenary 2 – Governmental & U.N. Figures (Cooper Union) – Video available

11am Workshop Session One (Information and Locations available here)

1-2pm Book Talk and Signing of African Americans Against the Bomb with Vincent Intondi (Outside the Great Hall at Cooper Union)

2pm Workshop Session Two (Information and Locations available here)

4:30pm Closing Plenary – Looking Forward: Movement-Building and Actions for the Future (Cooper Union – 7 East 7th Street at Cooper Square) – Video available here

  • Reiner Braun (Executive Director of the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms; Co-Chair of the International Peace Bureau)
  • Thomas de Toledo (General Secretary of Cebrapaz (Brazilian Centre of Solidarity with Peoples and Struggle for Peace); Professor of International Relations of University Paulista)
  • Michael McPhearson (Executive Director, Veterans for Peace)
  • Kyoko Nishikawa (Vice President and Central Executive Committee member of Shinfujin, New Japan Women’s Association) – Text available here
  • Jürgen Scheffran (University of Hamburg/ INES, Germany)
  • Sofia Wolman (Disarmament Associate for the American Friends Service Committee)

Saturday’s program will likely end at 7pm

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