Nuclear Reset: From Nuclear Threats to Nuclear Peace

Black and white photo of a mushroom cloud over the ocean.

How can we move from nuclear threats to more sustainable peace and nuclear arms control? Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens nuclear war and suspended Russian implementation of the New START treaty, the world’s last remaining nuclear arms control guardrails between the world’s two largest nuclear weapons arsenals. Five eminent scholars and practitioners—Ambassador James E. Goodby, Dr. Pierce Corden, Dr. Maryann Love, Dr. Bill Barbieri, and Dr. Richard Love—reflected on ways forward from current nuclear threats, drawing on their contributions to the newly released book Forbidden: Responding to Pope Francis’ Condemnation of Nuclear Weapons (2023).

This event was co-sponsored by Catholic University’s Institute of Policy Research and Catholic Studies, Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network.

More information on the event can be found on the Institute of Policy Research and Catholic Studies' event page.

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Book February 1, 2023

Forbidden: Receiving Pope Francis's Condemnation of Nuclear Weapons

At a 2017 Vatican conference, Pope Francis condemned nuclear weapons. This volume presents essays from moral theologians, defense analysts, conflict transformation scholars, and nuclear arms control experts, with testimonies from witnesses to show how we might achieve a nuclear-free world.
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