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Contributed by Patricia Rodriguez on 03/23/2010
Ms. FRIDA BERRIGAN, peace activist, expert on nuclear, arms trade and human rights issues, will speak at IC campus WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 4:00-5:30pm, WILLIAMS 225.
Her talk will center on the inherent dangers of nuclear fuel cycle on the health, environment and economies of all peoples, and in particular the historical impact of uranium mining and nuclear waste dumps on native communities, who bear a disproportionate burden of risk from the nuclear fuel cycle. The event is part of a 700-mile Walk for a Nuclear-Free Future from Western NY to New York City to call attention to the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at UN in May 2010. This will be a good opportunity to learn and bring awareness to a topic that is not much discussed in academic, media or policy circles.
sponsored by: Politics, Sociology, Anthropology Depts., Park Center for Independent Media, Diversity Awareness Committee
Frida Berrigan is Senior Program Associate of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Previously, she served for eight years as Deputy Director and Senior Research Associate at the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute at the New School in New York City. She has also worked as a researcher at The Nation magazine, and is currently a columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus and a contributing editor of In These Times magazine. She is the author of reports on arms trade and human rights, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and the domestic politics of U.S. missile defense and space weapons policies. She has been a featured expert on national and regional radio outlets, and regularly speaks on national security issues to citizen’s organizations and at major conferences throughout the United States.