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Leading Activist to Speak on Nuclear Danger

In the late 1970s, Helen Caldicott, an Australian pediatrician, arrived in Boston with a teaching post at Harvard University.

Since then, Caldicott has gone on to become one of the world's most passionate and articulate advocates about the dangers of nuclear weapons. She cofounded the Nobel Prize-winning group Physicians for Social Responsilibity and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Caldicott has authored five books on the dangers of the nuclear age and has been the subject of documentary films, including If You Love This Planet, which won an Academy Award in 1983.

Caldicott will visit Smith on Tuesday, November 12, to speak about her most recent book The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military-Industrial Complex at 7 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

The founder and current president of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute, Caldicott was named one of the most influential women of the 20th century by the Smithsonian Institute.

Her appearance is sponsored by Smith, Amherst and Hampshire colleges, the University of Massachusetts Center for International Education, the Growth Learning and Jobs Center, the Five College Inc. Traprock Peace Center, American Friends Service Committee, CPPAX, Positive Connections, Social Workers for Peace and Justice, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Odyssey Bookstore.

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