On April 5, the Saint Joseph's University Chapter of the Coalition for Peace Action held a nuclear panel event, "Nukes and Nuggets," sponsored partially by the university's International Relations Program. The panel figured three key speakers: Dr. Frank von Hippel Dr. Zia Mian, and Ed Aguilar.  Dr. von Hippel discussed the prevalence and vastness of nuclear stockpiles and the dangers of nuclear weapons. Dr. Mian argued that abolition is the only viable solution to the nuclear issue and touched upon the UN Nuclear Abolition Conference. Finally, Ed Aguilar discussed the potential dangers of nuclear energy plants resulting from the industry's carelessness and the government's "blind eye" to this irresponsible practice. The event was largely successful and had a turn out of over 45 students, faulty, and community members, and of course nuggets were served and enjoyed! CFPA SJU is looking forward to their next event on April 26th, when they will be showing Groundswell Rising (director Mark Lichty will be in attendance).

Please click here to see an article in SJU's student newspaper about the event.

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