The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the world and its people, cultures, and events.
Our mission is to give our members first hand accounts and insights about issues that transcend our borders, and a community for exchanging ideas and meeting other globally minded people.
For 80 years, WACRI has brought the world to Rhode Island through our monthly guest speaker and Global Discussions programs, by hosting international visitors, and by promoting learning and education about world affairs.
We invite you to join WACRI, and become a part of our community of globally oriented citizens.
Our Next Event
Thursday, June 14th
Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund
With the Union of Concerned Scientists
A Discussion of Our Nuclear Capabilities, Policies, Strategies, and
Preventing an Accidental Nuclear War
Wherever the President goes, a military aid carries the "nuclear football" which contains everything needed to begin the launch of nuclear weapons, and the President is the sole decision maker.
Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund, a physicist and co-director of the Global Security Program with the Union of Concerned Scientists will speak with us about "U.S. Nuclear Options" and take your questions about our capabilities, policies, and the safeguards we should have, to prevent an accidental nuclear war.
Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund focuses on technical and policy issues related to nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defenses, and space weapons. She has authored numerous articles and reports, lectured on nuclear arms control and missile defense policy issues before lay and expert audiences, and testified before Congress. A long list of news organizations, including the New York Times and NPR, have cited Gronlund since she joined UCS in 1992.
The Agawam Hunt Club
East Providence, RI
6:00 PM Social Hour
6:40 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Presentation
8:30 PM Adjourn
$50 Members of WACRI
$15 Presentation Only - No Dinner
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