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Robert Gould, MD to Speak on Nuclear Weapons and Human Health

November 17, 2011 - November 18, 2011

Oregon PSR welcomes Robert Gould, MD to our state for a series of conversations about nuclear weapons and human health.

Robert M. Gould, MD is president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a PSR National Board member and an Associate Pathologist at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose, California. 

Portland Events

What: Public and Environmental Health Impacts of Nuclear Weapons

When: Thursday, November 17th, 12:00-1:00 pm (lunchtime presentation)

Where: OHSU Mackenzie Hall Room 1162, Portland

This presentation will provide an overview of the legacy of public and environmental health impacts related to the development, production, testing, deployment and use of nuclear weapons to date, as well as the related dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation and terrorism. Also covered will be an assessment of the progress made towards the "world without nuclear weapons" promised by President Obama in 2009. This will include examining disarmament advances epitomized by ratification of the New START Treaty with Russia, as well as the impacts of Obama Administration decisions to massively increase funding for Department of Energy weapons programs and actively promote global nuclear power programs that potentially provide the basis for worldwide weapons proliferation.

Co-sponsored by the OHSU Global Health Center. Buffet lunch will be served.

Download the flyer for this event and help us spread the word. For more information: kelly@oregonpsr.org or 503-274-2720

What: Reception and discussion with Robert Gould, MD

When: Thursday, November 17th, 5:30-7:30 pm (brief presentation at 6:30)

Where: A private home in SW Portland

Please RSVP (kelly@oregonpsr.org or 503-274-2720) for directions. 

Eugene Event

What: Nuclear Weapons: The Ultimate Health Threat

When: Friday, November 18th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene

Think nuclear danger ended with the cold war? Think again. With thousands of nuclear weapons still on hair-trigger alert and the current budget for nuclear weapons higher than any time since the Cold War, the threat nuclear weapons pose to human health remains one of the most urgent of our time. Join Robert Gould, MD to discuss the nuclear threat to health and the role of the health professional as advocate for nuclear abolition and social justice. In addition to the speaker, WAND will be displaying 4 outfits from the Fashion Resistance to Militarism event.

Co-sponsored by CALC (Community Alliance of Lane County) and WAND (Women's Action for New Directions).

Download the flyer for this event and help us spread the word. For more information about the Eugene event, contact Michael Carrigan at calcpeace@efn.org or 541-485-1755.

Resources

  • Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk Report

    Newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »

  • Don't Bank on the Bomb Report

    Don’t Bank on the Bomb is the first major global report on the financing of companies that manufacture, modernize and maintain nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles. It identifies more than 300 banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers from 30 countries that invest significantly in 20 major nuclear weapons producers. Read more »