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Friday, September 26, 2003

Nobel Prize Nominee Speaks at SU October 15

SALISBURY, MD---Nobel Peace Prize nominee and anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks on “The New Nuclear Danger” 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, in Holloway Hall Auditorium at Salisbury University A book signing and reception follow. Her appearance is part of the SU Center for Conflict Resolution’s “One Person Can Make a Difference” series.

The author of five books on the dangers of nuclear weapons, Caldicott has been the subject of several films, including Academy Award nominee Eight Minutes to Midnight and Academy Award winner If You Love This Planet. Ladies’ Home Journal named her as one of the “100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century.”

She also received the United Nationals Association of Australia Peace Medal Award, American Association of University Women Peace Award, Gandhi Peace Prize and John-Roger Foundation Integrity Award, which she shared with Bishop Desmond Tutu.

In Caldicott’s latest book, The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush’s Military Industrial Complex, she argues the Bush administration is focused on war and willing to use nuclear weapons cavalierly on non-nuclear countries. The administration’s policies are costing taxpayers too much money and could lead to an arms race.

The founder of the Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament, the Standing for Truth About Radiation Foundation and the Nuclear Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., and co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Caldicott has devoted the past 26 years to an international campaign to educate the public about medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction.

Admission to Caldicott’s lecture at SU is free and the public is cordially invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.


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