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Humanities Symposium

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The Viterbo University School of Letters and Sciences presents

The Nuclear Threat: Understanding the History and Future Consequences of Nuclear Weaponry

February 1–3, 2010

Monday, February 1
6 p.m. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Photos/Posters
Refreshments, Reflection, Fellowship
Book Signings:
Diana Roose, Teach Us to Live: Stories from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Daniel Bell, Just War as Christian Discipleship
Fine Arts Center Lobby
7 p.m. Teach Us to Live: Stories from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Diana Roose, Secretary of the College (ret.) Oberlin ­College, author
Special Invited Guests: Hideko Tamura Snider, ­Hiroshima Survivor
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Tuesday, February 2
9:30 a.m. Just War as Christian Discipleship
Daniel Bell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, ­Theological ­Ethics, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, ­Columbia, South Carolina
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
10:30 a.m. Hiroshima, History, and Myth: The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
Michael Smuksta, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
11:30 a.m. The Politics of Nuclear War
Keith Knutson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political ­Science/History, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
12:30 p.m. Free Soup Luncheon with discussion of morning ­speakers
Center Board Room
1:15 p.m. Panel Discussion -
Facilitator: Jesús Jambrina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, World Languages, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Lobby
2:30 p.m. Film Discussions: Black Rain and Dr. Strangelove
Discussion Leaders: Viterbo Honors Students
Reinhart Center 127
Wednesday, February 3
9 a.m. Fear and Coercion: The Personal and Geopolitical ­Psychology of the Nuclear Threat
David Bauer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
10 a.m. A World Free of Nuclear Weapons?
Rick Wayman, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, ­Washington, D.C.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
11 a.m. Some Final Thoughts on Hope, Courage, Grace, and Peace in a Nuclear Age
Thomas Thibodeau, Distinguished Professor, Servant Leadership, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre


All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. If you have questions, contact Robyn Gaier at 608-796-3710 or email rrgaier@viterbo.edu.

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