Join us to explore global activism and nuclear disarmament with Ray Acheson from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. This event is hosted by the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA).

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2018
12:30 pm – 1:50 pm
*New Venue: C.K. Choi Building – Room 120.

This event is now sold out. To be added to the wait list, please contact lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca with your name and any guest name(s). Thank you.

Synopsis:

In 2017, the majority of the world’s countries adopted a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, without any of the nuclear-armed states. This revolution in international relations was inspired and supported by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize. This seminar will explore the story of the nuclear ban and where we go from here.

 

About Ray Acheson:

Ray Acheson is the Director of the disarmament programme at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – the world’s oldest peace organisation. She represents WILPF on the International Steering Group of ICAN, where she helped develop the strategy and advocacy for the nuclear ban and participated actively in the treaty negotiations. WILPF is a feminist, antiwar group, and Ray’s work on the ban treaty is part of the organisation’s goal of stigmatizing war and violence and smashing patriarchy and militarism.

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