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This episode of the en(gender)ed podcast was taped live at the NYU College of Global Public Health in association with the Community Preparedness and Response Group at NYU and is the first in our series of international feminism.
Seth Shelden is an attorney, and law professor, an activist, and a performer. He also currently is the United Nations Liaison for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, and Seth was in Oslo to be part of the momentous honor. ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work in drawing attention to the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and for advancing a new treaty prohibiting such weapons. Seth is here with us today to speak about his journey as a scholar and activist, his work as ICAN's United Nations Liaison, and what we can do to help build an awareness and join the movement to promote nuclear disarmament in the United States. We will also ask about his observations on gender justice in the humanitarian sector.
During our interview, Seth and I referenced the following resources:
- John Hershey's book, Hiroshima which is available online for free via the New Yorker
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's March for our Lives
- David Coleman of the College Board and his opinion that computer science and the US Constitution are two recommended languages for college and life success
- Seth's Fulbright scholarship work and the story of the 1,000 paper cranes
- The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
- The United States withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
- The culture of sexual misconduct in the international aid community
- Feminist voices in the gender and disarmament community: Carol Cohn, Felicity Hill, Ray Acheson, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
- How to support the Nuclear Ban
Following our interview, there is a bonus segment of Q&A with audience participants.
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