As Iran Nuclear Diplomacy Deadline Nears, Princeton Nuclear Weapon Exeprts and Authors to Speak for Coalition for Peace Action

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As Iran Nuclear Diplomacy Deadline Nears, Princeton Nuclear Weapon Exeprts and Authors to Speak for Coalition for Peace Action

WASHINGTON - As the March 31 deadline for the outline of a diplomatic agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear capability nears, Dr. Zia Mian and Dr. Frank von Hippel, co-authors of the recently published book Unmaking the Bomb, will make a presentation on their book for the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Annual Membership Renewal and New Member Welcome Gathering on Sunday afternoon, March 29 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road (just up the hill from light at intersection with Route 206).

The event begins with a light meal from 2:00-3:00 PM, which is free to CFPA members who have renewed for 2015, or to new or renewing members who bring their membership contribution to the door. Those planning to attend the light meal are asked to RSVP by emailing cfpa@peacecoalition.org or calling the CFPA office at (609) 924-5022.

The Program from 3:00-4:30 PM will include a question and answer period following the presentation by Dr. Mian and Dr. von Hippel. It is free and open to the public, with no RSVP required, and will include an opportunity to renew membership or join CFPA.

Dr. Zia Mian directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security. Previously, he has taught at Yale University and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and worked at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge (Mass.), and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad. He is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM). He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Mian received the 2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award for “his accomplishments as a scientist and as a peace activist in contributing to the global effort for nuclear disarmament and for a more peaceful world.”

A former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology, Dr. Frank von Hippel’s areas of policy research include nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, energy, and checks and balances in policymaking for technology. Prior to coming to Princeton, he worked for ten years in the field of elementary-particle theoretical physics. He has written extensively on the technical basis for nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament initiatives, the future of nuclear energy, and improved automobile fuel economy. He won a 1993 MacArthur fellowship in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his fields of research. He earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University.

CFPA asks all its members to renew, and non-member supporters to join, early each year. Renewing or joining early in the year greatly helps cash flow and budgeting. The suggested membership fee is $40 for an individual and $70 for a household. There is a sliding scale if supporters can’t afford that, in which they can fill in whatever amount they can afford for their annual membership.

The Membership Renewal Gathering is sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA). For further information, visit the CFPA web site at www.peacecoalition.org or call their office at (609) 924-5022.

“We are honored to host this timely event that presents a creative plan by renowned experts that would prevent Iran and other nations from obtaining or retaining nuclear weapons. We invite all concerned people to join us to get educated and empowered toward a future without the threat of global nuclear holocaust,” said the Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA Executive Director.

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The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizens organization which brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions, and political persuasions in support of three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.

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