Co-Founder, Co-Chair, and Strategic Advisor
Although his recent encyclical on the environment has captured headlines, Pope Francis also has been pressing the moral case for a world free of nuclear weapons. Recent statements at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons have raised questions about shifts in Vatican policy, consternation from some nuclear weapons states and a sense of possibility for those working to eliminate these weapons.
A week before the pope's trip to the United States, this event will consider the moral and policy implications of major new initiatives by Pope Francis and the Holy See on nuclear proliferation and disarmament. The event will include
Bishop Oscar Cantú, Chairman, Committee on International Justice & Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Senator Sam Nunn, Co-Chairman and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Maryann Cusimano Love, Associate Professor of International Relations, The Catholic University of America
Moderator: E.J. Dionne, Jr., Columnist, The Washington Post
This event is sponsored by:
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
The Jesuit Institute at Boston College
Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, The Catholic University of America
Free and open to the public.
Transcript and video of even available here.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 10:00 -11:30 a.m. | 1st Floor Conference Room, 1777 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.