The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: a conversation with Setsuko Thurlow
The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share this invitation.
When: Friday, Nov. 24th, 12:30-2:00pm
Where: C. K. Choi Building, Room #120, The University of British Columbia
A light lunch will be served.
Setsuko Thurlow, C.M. is a survivor of the atom bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima by the United States in 1945 who has committed herself to testifying about “that terrible dawn of the nuclear age” and working towards prohibiting and eliminating nuclear weapons. Setsuko’s advocacy began in 1954 when she voiced her opposition to tests of even more powerful hydrogen bombs by the U.S. in the Marshall Islands. Highlights of her long career include testifying widely before world leaders on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. She also served as a social worker in a number of Toronto-based agencies and led the establishment of the Japanese Family Services of Metropolitan Toronto. In 2017 she jointly accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on behalf of ICAN.
Join us to learn more about her and the urgent message she brings.
The event will start with opening remarks from Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons, Founder and President of The Simons Foundation Canada, an innovative private foundation based in Vancouver. The conversation with Setsuko Thurlow will be moderated by M.V. Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Allison Macfarlane, Director of UBC's School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA).
See the link below for the Opening Remarks provided by Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons, Founder and President of The Simons Foundation Canada:
Opening Remarks by Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons
"The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: a conversation with Setsuko Thurlow"
The University of British Columbia
November 24, 2023