Author Schell to Discuss Nukes at NU

UPDATE: NSPI reported on 5/22 that Jonathan Schell is ill and that the Saturday 5/24 event is cancelled and will be re-scheduled in the near future.

Original post is as follows:

On Sat., May 24 from 2-4 p.m., award-winning author Jonathan Schell, whose most recently published book is The Seventh Decade, will speak at Coon Auditorium on the Northwestern campus, 2001 Sheridan Rd., on " 'The New Shape of Nuclear Danger' and 'A World Free of Nuclear Weapons:' How Do We Bring Those Two Statements Together?"

Schell, a noted author and speaker on peace, proliferation, and disarmament issues for four decades, wrote the 1982 best-seller, The Fate of the Earth, influential in sparking the nuclear freeze movement. While conventional wars have occupied our attention recently and the collapse of the USSR caused many to relax about the threat of nuclear war, most of the weapons remain. Schell argues in his recent book that especially over the past seven years, nuclear weapons policies have endangered our national and planetary security. His talk, extremely timely as more nations flirt with joining the nuclear club and candidates openly discuss nuclear strikes, will discuss how we might engage in an effective strategy to eliminate such weapons.

The appearance is designed to kick off the Midwest Campaign to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons and will include Q & A. It is co-sponsored by the North Suburban Peace Initiative,, (847) 475-3692.