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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Annual Clock Symposium
November 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Please join the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and our partners for the 6th Annual Clock Symposium. The symposium is open to the public and is designed to bring together the world’s leading science and security experts to discuss pressing issues of our time with a special focus on nuclear security and disarmament, climate change, changing energy landscape, and emerging technologies. Recent events such as the Iran nuclear deal and the December’s international climate negotiations in Paris will frame this year’s discussions.
Over the last 68 years, the Bulletin has reset the minute hand on their iconic Doomsday Clock 21 times, most recently in January, 2015, when the Clock moved from five minutes to midnight to three. Existential threats resulting from a rapidly changing climate figured heavily into the Clock change last year, and the Symposium this year puts climate change front and center. You won’t want to miss the points made by Sivan Kartha, Peter Ogden, Richard Somerville, and Robert Socolow as they discuss the Paris climate negotiations and energy solutions for a warming planet.
This is your chance to participate in the discussions that surround the setting of the Clock. The Symposium is free and open to the public, and will take place on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the University of Chicago’s Eckhardt Center in Chicago, Illinois, from 12p.m. to 4:30p.m.