Protecting the Nation's health: Doubling NIH, NSF and CDC Budgets by Cutting Nuclear Weapons Spending

      "Protecting the Nation’s Health: Doubling the NIH, NSF and CDC Budgets by Cutting 

Nuclear Weapons Spending"  

Virtual Conference, Saturday September 9, 2023,, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

First Panel ; The Congressional Discretionary Budget Chair: Rep. Carol Doherty (Massachusetts Legislature)

            The Civilian Components of the Discretionary Budget-  Deborah Weinstein (Coalition for Human Needs);

            The Military Components of the Discretionary Budget – William Hartung (Quincy Institute); 

            Acute Social Costs of the War Economy – Shailly Gupta Barnes (Kairos Center and Poor People’s Campaign);

            Congressional Allies for a Shift in Priorities:  – Larry Cohen (Our Revolution).

Second Panel: Towards the Federal Budget the Nation Needs -Chair: Prof. Jonathan King (Dept of Biology, MIT and Mass Peace Action)

            Doubling the NIH Budget – Prof. Eric Sundberg (Chair of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine);

            Doubling the NSF Instrumentation Budget- Prof. Catherine Hoyer (Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute);

            Example:  Cryo-Electron microscopy – Prof. Ed Egelman (University of Virginia);           

            Example: The Protein Data Bank (Prof. Helen Berman, Director Emeritus);

            Example: CDC and Vaccine Access Prof. Brook Baker (Northeastern Univ. Law School)

Third Panel: Dangers of Nuclear Weapons Modernization Chair Prof. Robert Redwine,(Dept of Physics, MIT).

-        Dangers of First Use – Prof. Elaine Scarry (Harvard University);

-        Destabilization Driven by Nuclear Upgrades- Richard Krushnic (Massachusetts Peace Action);

--       The Provocation of New ICBMs - David Borris (Chicago Area Peace Action);

          U.S. House Back from the Brink Resolution - U.S. Representative Jim McGovern.

August 25, 2023 at 6:00pm - 9pm

Will you come?