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Dr. Joseph Gerson to Speak at KSC About Nuclear Weapons

KEENE, N.H., 4/4/07 - Dr. Joseph Gerson will present “Romancing Ruthlessness: U.S. Post-Cold War Uses of Nuclear Weapons” on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lantern Room, Student Center, at Keene State College.

Dr. Gerson is director of programs for American Friends Service Committee and the director of AFSC’s Economic and Security Program. His focus is on U.S. nuclear policy and Middle East and South Asia policy, and he lectures nationally and internationally.

He will address the historical and current reliance on nuclear armaments as a driving force of U.S. foreign policy and argue that the United States must take a leadership role in honoring the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a means to avoid genocidal catastrophes.

Gerson’s new book, Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World, will be on sale.

The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by New Hampshire Peace Action, the KSC Campus Commission on Diversity and Multiculturalism, Mothers Uniting, and the KSC History Club.

For more information, or to request accommodations for disabilities, please contact Susan Theberge at 603-358-2863.

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