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IDDS and Nuclear Freeze 25th Anniversary Events — Celebration, Education, Inspiration with Two-Day Symposium, Luncheons, and Reception

Friday-Sunday, 21-23 October 2005

An extraordinary weekend with more than 30 nationally-known speakers. Details follow the summary. Register using the on-line form or call IDDS at 617-354-IDDS (4337). Registration is required; please register now to avoid waiting in a registration line at the door.


  • Friday (21 Oct) Symposium with Freeze co-founder Randall Forsberg, Harvard Belfer Center Director Graham Allison, UCS Scientist David Wright, and many others 4 pm–7 pm: New Threats and Responses. Co-sponsor MIT Center for International Studies. MIT Green Bldg, Room 54-100
  • Saturday (22 Oct) Symposium with Keynote Spearker Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) and many others, 8 am–5:30 pm: Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament—The Way Forward. Co-sponsor MIT Technology & Culture Forum. MIT Compton Labs Bldg, Room 26-100
  • Saturday (22 Oct) Morrison Memorial Luncheon, 12–1:45 pm: Remarks: Ed Markey, John Pike, James Carroll*, and others. Fundraiser for Disarmament Fellowship in memory of IDDS and Technology & Culture Forum Board member Philip Morrison. MIT Faculty Club, Sloan Bldg E52
  • Saturday(22 Oct) Reception with Helen Caldicott, William Sloane Coffin, and Nick Carter, 6 pm–8 pm: The Nuclear Freeze at 25 — Celebration, Education, Inspiration. Co-sponsor MIT Technology & Culture Forum. MIT Vannevar Bush Building Lobby (Bldg 13, cash bar)
  • Sunday (23 Oct) Luncheon, 12–2 pm: IDDS 25th Anniversary Fête. Celebrate with IDDS alums, friends, and family during a buffet lunch at the India Castle Restaurant.

Detailed Description of Events and Speakers

Friday, 21 Oct, 4–7 pm, MIT Green Bldg, Room 54-100 (map)
Symposium Co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies
New Threats and Responses

4 pm. Long-term Goals for Security Regimes
Security Communities, Hayward Alker, IDDS Board, University of Southern California
Global Action to Prevent War, Amb. Jonathan Dean, IDDS Board, Union of Concerned Scientists
UN Constabulary Force, Saul Mendlovitz (former IDDS Board), Rutgers Law School
Confidence-building Defenses, Randall Forsberg, Director, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies

5 pm. Post-9/11 Approaches to Security
Planning and Paying for America's Global Role, Cindy Williams, MIT
Counter-Proliferation and Preventive War, Neta Crawford (former IDDS staff), Boston University
Post-Soviet States, Steve Miller*, Editor-in-Chief, International Security, Harvard
Keeping WMD Ouf of Terrorists' Hands, Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center, Harvard

6 pm. Responding to Unconventional Threats and Dangers
Radiological Weapons: Threats and Responses, Courtney Stewart, IDDS
Preventing or Limiting Pandemics, Clark Abt, Abt Associates
The Debate on Weapons in Space, David Wright, Union of Concerned Scientists
Responses to BW Attacks, Judith Reppy, IDDS Board Chair, Cornell University

Saturday, 22 Oct, 8 am–5:30 pm, MIT Compton Labs Bldg, Room 26-100 (map) Symposium co-sponsored by the MIT Technology and Culture Forum
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: The Way Forward

8 am. Check-in, Tables

9:15 am. Welcome, Rev. Amy McCreath, MIT Technology and Culture Forum, Dr Randall Forsberg, Nuclear Freeze co-founder and Director, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies

9:30 am. The Nuclear Freeze at 25: Lessons for Grassroots Outreach
Nuclear Freeze Campaign Co-founder Pam Solo, Director, Institute for Civil Society
Massachusetts Peace Action Director Shelagh Foreman
Struggle against the Bomb (3 vol history) Author Lawrence Wittner, SUNY-Albany
Nuclear Freeze Campaign Co-founder Randy Kehler

10:45 am. Coffee Break

11:00 am. College Teaching on Security and Nonproliferation Issues
Natalie Goldring, IDDS Board member, Georgetown
Laura Reed (former IDDS Staff and Officer), Harvard
Randall Forsberg, Director, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies

11:40 am. Missile Defense and the Weaponization of Space
Matthew Hoey, Research Associate, IDDS

12 noon. Lunch Break

Saturday, 22 Oct, 12–1:45 pm, MIT Faculty Club, Sloane Bldg (E52) (map)
Luncheon co-sponsored by the MIT Technology and Culture Forum
Honoring Philip Morrison, a Morrison Disarmament Fellowship
Remarks: Congressman Ed Markey, John Pike, Randall Forsberg, Paul Walker, James Carroll*, Kosta Tsipis*, Pricilla McMillan, Charles Weiner, Herb Lin (Advance registration and payment are required, please register on line)

Saturday, 22 Oct, 8 am–5 pm, MIT Compton Labs Bldg, Room 26-100 (map)
Symposium co-sponsored by the MIT Technology and Culture Forum
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: The Way Forward (continued)

2 pm. Nuclear Proliferation and Arms Racing: What Lies Ahead?
Russia, USA, Robert Legvold, IDDS Board member, Columbia University
Iran, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea, John Pike, Founder and Director,
Reductions and Nonproliferation, Jonathan Schell, Nation Columnist, Author The Fate of the Earth

3 pm. Keynote Speaker: Congressman Ed Markey(D-MA), introduction by Randall Forsberg, Director, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies

3:30 pm. Cultural, Psychological and Religious Responses to the Nuclear Threat
Harvey Cox (former IDDS Board member), Professor, Harvard Divinity School
Robert Jay Lifton, Harvard Medical School, Author
Alan Kay (former IDDS President), Founder, Public-Interest Polling

4:15 pm. Turning the Tide: Routes toward a Safer World
Building on Our Successes, David Cortright, President, Fourth Freedom Forum
Reaching Voters and Congress, Susan Shaer, Exec Director, Women’s Action for New Directions
Goals for 2006-2008, Joseph Cirincione, Director, Carnegie Endowment Nonproliferation Project
Awakening America, David Krieger, President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Saturday, 22 Oct, 6–8 pm, MIT Vannevar Bush Bldg Lobby (Bldg 13) (map)
Panel and Reception co-sponsored by the MIT Technology and Culture Forum
Nuclear Freeze at 25—Celebration, Education, Inspiration

6 pm. Reception
Nick Carter, former National Freeze Director, Dr Helen Caldicott, Remarks; Rev William Sloane Coffin, Introducing the Interreligious Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons (Registration required, please register on line; cash bar)

Sunday, 23 Oct, 12-2 pm, India Castle, 928 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge (map)
Luncheon hosted by the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies
IDDS 25th Anniversary Fête
Join current and former IDDS Board, staff, interns, volunteers, supporters, with friends and family; celebrate, reminisce, and catch up during an Indian buffet lunch ($15 per person, $5 for children 5-12). Advance registration and payment are required; please register on line)


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