By Janice Sinclaire | August 25, 2016
Mark your calendar for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ 2016 Annual Dinner on November 14th at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois! Last year’s dinner was a sell-out event with speakers like former Secretary of Defense William Perry and California Governor Jerry Brown, who reaffirmed both the importance of our work and the contributions that Bulletin friends and supporters make to an increasingly complex world.
Be in the room on November 14 to hear Thomas Pickering, who has served as US ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan, and award-winning climate scientist Richard Somerville of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.
The highlight of the evening will come as we honor William and Eleanor Revelle for their early recognition that climate change poses a threat to humanity, and for their long-standing commitment to the Bulletin. Bill Revelle, who serves on the Bulletin’s Governing Board as vice-chair, helped steer us toward early adoption of digital publishing and web-based interactive tools like the Doomsday Dashboard. Eleanor Revelle is a 7th Ward Alderman in Evanston who helped establish the city’s Climate Action Fund and has served on the board of the League of Women Voters at the local, state, and national level. Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a video tribute to our honorees and organization that evening.
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The annual Clock Symposium will take place earlier in the day at the Chicago Cultural Center, and the theme this year is “Powering a Clean Energy Future.” The next day, the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board will meet to discuss the time on the Doomsday Clock for 2017. There’s so much to talk about, so reserve the time and stayed tuned as we send out more information in the coming weeks. Details about the 2016 Annual Dinner can be found here.
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