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April 2019

“Madam Secretary:” Nuclear War and National TV

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Scene from "Night Watch"

Can television help engage and educate the public and raise awareness of profound political and social issues? Alexander Maggio, writer/producer and political advisor for the CBS TV hit political drama series “Madam Secretary,” will show the episode “Night Watch,” a dramatization of a false alarm nuclear attack on the US, and will talk about the use of TV as a vehicle to raise awareness of political and social issues. Elaine Scarry, professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard…

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Night Watch: A discussion about nuclear warfare

April 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT – Location TBA Cambridge, MA 02140 United States + Google Map
Doomsday Clock

Starr Forum Speakers: Alexander Maggio, producer for the CBS drama series Madame Secretary. Maggio will discuss the episode “Night Watch,” a dramatization of a false alarm nuclear attack on the US. Vipin Narang, MIT nuclear security expert, associate professor of political science and a member of MIT’s Security Studies Program, will discuss the threat of nuclear war today. Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies Free & open to the public | Refreshments served Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube.…

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Steps to a Nuclear Free World: A Nuclear Conference

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10 – $50

The Doomsday clock stands at two minutes before midnight. This mythical clock, signifying the level of nuclear threat, is maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. This is the closest that the clock has been to midnight since 1953 during the era of atmospheric nuclear testing. Today roughly 14,000 nuclear weapons are in existence ready to launch on warning within fifteen minutes. Nuclear arms are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention. Recently…

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May 2019

Music for Peace: Music of Beethoven and Brahms

May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $35
Klaudia Szlachta, Amy Galluzzo, Jean Huang, Hyun-ji Kwon, and Victor Rosenbaum

Klaudia Szlachta, violin Jean Huang, violin Amy Galluzzo, viola Hyun-ji Kwon, cello Victor Rosenbaum, piano Johannes Brahms In the third concert of our 2018-2019 Music for Peace series, we present music of Beethoven and Brahms, featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 32, "often called the crown of his chamber music" according to his biographer Jan Swafford. Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass.…

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