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The Growing Danger of Nuclear War and What We Can Do About It

May 14, 2018
5:30 PM MDT - 7:30 PM MDT
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University Club Denver
1673 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203
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Head of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning organization, Ira Helfand, will discuss the increasing threat of a nuclear conflict and ways in which it may be avoided.

Event Details
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.:  Networking Reception
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Presentation & Audience Q+A
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Join the WorldDenver Young Professionals for a post program 'Bar Chat'  two blocks east of the University Club at Park & CO

About the Speaker

Ira Helfand, MD is co-president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.He also heads the International Campaign for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. He has published studies on the medical consequences of nuclear war in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the British Medical Journal, and has lectured widely in the United States, and in India, China, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Israel, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, and throughout Europe on the health effects of nuclear weapons. He represented Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and IPPNW at the Nobel ceremonies in Oslo in December 2009, honoring President Obama, and presented their new report, Nuclear Famine: One Billion People at Risk, at the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago in April of 2012. A second edition was released in December of 2013.
Dr. Helfand was educated at Harvard College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a former chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and president of the Medical Staff at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, and currently practices as an internist and urgent care physician at Family Care Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.


$25.00 WorldDenver Members

$20.00 WorldDenver Young Professional