Watch the 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement on January 23

By | January 8, 2020

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on Thursday, January 23, 2020, to announce the 2020 time of the Doomsday Clock. The news conference will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Watch the announcement live on our website or on our Facebook page.

We are honored that members of The Elders—an organization founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela whose members are former public officials working independently for peace, justice, and human rights—will be joining us this year. Speakers for the Doomsday Clock announcement on January 23, 2020 include:

  • Jerry Brown, executive chair, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; former Governor, State of California
  • Mary Robinson, chair, The Elders; former president of Ireland; former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ban Ki-moon, deputy chair, The Elders; former UN Secretary-General former South Korean Foreign Minister
  • Rachel Bronson, president and CEO; Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Sivan Kartha, Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; senior scientist at the Stockholm Environmental Institute;  author of the Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Robert Latiff, Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Fellow, University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study; member, Intelligence Community Studies Board, and the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Robert Rosner, chairScience and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Rosner served as Director of Argonne National Laboratory, where he had also served as Chief Scientist
  • Sharon Squassoni, Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Research Professor at the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Read the 2019 Doomsday Clock Statement. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Help us spread the word–forward this to a friend and ask them to sign up for our updates. And look for the hashtag #DoomsdayClock on January 23rd.

For media inquiries regarding the Doomsday Clock announcement, contact:
Alex Frank, (703) 276-3264 or [email protected]
Max Karlin, (703) 276-3255 or [email protected]

For general media inquiries, contact:
Janice Sinclaire, [email protected]


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