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The Nuclear University and U.S. Power in the Pacific
Date Thursday October 23
Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley, 60 Evans Hall
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley, CA 94720

Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorJackie Cabasso
Emailwslf [at]
"The Nuclear University and U.S. Power in the Pacific:
Time for a New Free Speech Movement?"

Light refreshments will be provided

6 p.m. Opening/welcome
Welcome, Corrina Gould (Indian People Organizing for Change)
Program overview, Jackie Cabasso (Western States Legal Foundation)

6:15 p.m. Universities: Intellectual Arsenals for U.S. Power

"The University as Contested Terrain: The Origins of Ethnic Studies and Resistance to Empire," Christine Hong (UC Santa Cruz)

6:30 p.m. The Pacific Pivot
"Is the Pacific Pivot the Empire in New Clothes?," Stephen McNeil (American Friends Service Committee)

"The Pacific Pivot in a Global Context: Great Power War Risk in the 21st Century," Andy Lichterman (Western States Legal Foundation)

7:15 p.m. The Marshall Islands: Ground Zero for Nuclear Colonialism

Film clip of historical footage of nuclear testing on Marshall Islands and Tony DeBrum, Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands, at the People's Climate March in NYC

"The Mouse That Roared: The Marshall Islands Lawsuits," Jackie Cabasso (Western States Legal Foundation)

Film clip of Paul Otoko (Indigenous Stewards), "From Kwajelein to California: Nuclear Colonialism Begins at Home"

8 p.m. California, U.S. Power in the Pacific, and the University:

"The United States as a Maritime Power and the Struggle for Economic and Military Primacy in the Pacific," Arnie Saiki (Moana Nui Network)

"The Nuclear University and the Military-Industrial Complex," Gray Brechin (author of Imperial San Francisco and Visiting Scholar, Geography, UC Berkeley)

8:50 p.m. Closing Discussion: Role of Education, Reflection, and Action Event
Added to the calendar on Thursday Oct 16th, 2014 8:53 AM

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