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Nuclear Weapons: Past and Present

  • Combination Room, Trinity College 6 Hoskin Avenue Toronto, ON (map)

How did nuclear weapons affect the course of the Cold War and what is their impact on world politics today? Is their abolition feasible or desirable? And what are the pros and cons of a nuclear free zone in the Arctic?

The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, in partnership with Project Ploughshares, presents a full-day conference to explore the effect of nuclear weapons on Canada and the world, yesterday and today. Historians, political scientists, and activists will explore this topic, which will conclude with a roundtable discussion with former Canadian foreign ministers.

This event is also part of the Gordon-Graham Arctic Speakers Series, sponsored in partnership with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, and is co-sponsored by Project Ploughshares.

Read Ramesh Thakur’s keynote address, “The Problem of Nuclear Weapons and What To Do About It” here.