Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
Cardinal Roger Mahony
Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
This event will be available via live streaming beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 25. View live streaming »
The dangers of global nuclear holocaust have diminished since the end of the Cold War, but the threat of nuclear proliferation and the risk of actual nuclear weapons use have increased, according to prominent experts.
In response to these dangers, William Perry and other former senior national security officials have declared their support for a world without nuclear weapons. The U.S. and Russia have negotiated a new strategic reduction treaty, and global efforts have intensified to secure nuclear materials and technologies and prevent proliferation. The prospect of nuclear disarmament, once considered merely a moral ideal, is becoming a policy objective.
Perry and Mahony will address these issues and discuss the ethical challenges posed by current nuclear policy dilemmas.
Free and open to the public.