“The Man Who Saved the World” Film Screening and Discussion on Avoiding Nuclear Disaster

February 5, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: New South film screening room Map

“The Man Who Saved the World” tells the story of how Stanislav Petrov, a Russian lieutenant colonel, sacrificed his own career—and prevented all-out nuclear war—by disobeying the chain of command and following his conscience on September 26, 1983. The film, starring Kevin Costner, was screened as part of a national screening event to raise awareness about the continuing threat of nuclear disaster.

Georgetown professor Drew Christiansen, S.J. and the National Defense University’s Al Pierce moderated a discussion following the film screening.

This event was sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, Program on Justice and Peace, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, and Film and Media Studies.

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