Lesson From Chernobyl: 25 Years Later
Thursday, April 21, 2011
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Reception to follow 6:00 PM to 7:30PM
Embassy of Ukraine
3350 M Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20007
Global Green USA and the Embassy of Ukraine, in cooperation with Physicians for Social Responsibility, invite you to analyze the significant challenges people continue to face in the aftermath of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986, one of the major tragedies of the 20th century. The meeting will also discuss how recent events in Japan are a stern reminder that the international community has disregarded many of the important lessons from Chernobyl.
The event will include expert speakers and participants from a variety of relevant fields including nuclear engineering, environmental affairs, public health, arms control and nonproliferation, government, academia, private industry, and the NGO community.
Introductory remarks by:
Ambassador Olexander Motsyk (Embassy of Ukraine)
Paul Walker (Global Green USA)
Arjun Makhijani (Institute of Energy and Environmental Research)
Jeffrey Patterson (Physicians for Social Responsibility)
Janette Sherman (Editor of Chernobyl – Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment)
Natalia Mironova (Movement for Nuclear Safety, Russia)
Edwin Lyman (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Sharon Squassoni (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
Damon Moglen (Friends of the Earth)
Thomas Cochran (Natural Resources Defense Council)
For Meeting Agenda please visit http://www.globalgreen.org/events/170. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 19, to Caitlin Doughty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide: Your Name, Title, Affiliation. Bring your picture ID with you.
Global Green USA, headquartered in Santa Monica, California, is the US affiliate of Green Cross International founded by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993. The “Security and Sustainability Program” (known formerly as the “Legacy of the Cold War Program”) is an international partnership with Green Cross Switzerland and Green Cross Russia to facilitate the safe and timely elimination of weapons stockpiles and related systems globally and to promote international nonproliferation efforts.