Join us for dinner on November 12, 2020--
from wherever you are
The Bulletin's 75th virtual anniversary event has been recalibrated so that you can join us online. This unique virtual experience allows you and your guests to join small, carefully curated “ virtual tables." Each table will feature two provocateurs, both established and up-and-coming experts in the fields of nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies, who will lead the discussions. Engage with our global audience, thought leaders, and experts from around the world – all from the comfort of home.
2020 Anniversary Dinner Program
Keynote Speaker Yoriko Kawaguchi
5:00 pm US Central
Yoriko Kawaguchi is a fellow at the Musashino Institute for Global Affairs and a visiting professor at Musashino University. She is a former Japanese diplomat and politician, having served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2002-2004 and Minister for the Environment from 2000-2002. She also served as a Member of the House of Councilors for the Liberal Democratic Party from 2005-2013, and as an economist at the World Bank. She is a distinguished fellow of the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research and serves as an advisory board member for various international non-profit organizations. Together with former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, Professor Kawaguchi co-chaired the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
Bulletin Next Generation
6:00 pm US Central
The Bulletin named Haven Coleman its 2019 Leonard M. Rieser Award recipient for a powerful article she co-authored, "Adults won’t take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike."
The Rieser Award is the capstone of the Bulletin’s Next Generation Program, created to ensure that new voices, steeped in science and public policy, have a trusted platform from which to address existential challenges. It is named for physicist Leonard M. Rieser (1922-1998), board chair at the Bulletin from 1984 until his death in 1998.
75th Anniversary Toast, William J. Perry
William J. Perry served in the Clinton administration as the 19th Secretary of Defense for the United States. In 2007, Perry, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger together formed the Nuclear Security Project, articulating practical steps to reduce nuclear dangers. He founded the William J. Perry Project in order to engage and educate the public on nuclear threats, and published My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, a personal account of his lifelong effort to reduce the possibility of nuclear catastrophe. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997) and the Knight Commander of the British Empire Award (1998). In 2020, he co-authored THE BUTTON: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump. Perry is the chair of the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors.
Closing Remarks, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown
7:15 pm US Central
Jerry Brown began his career in public service in 1969 as a trustee for the LA Community College District; became California Secretary of State in 1970; and Governor of California in 1974 and 1978. Brown was elected Mayor of Oakland in 1988 and California Attorney General in 2006. He was elected to a third gubernatorial term in 2010 and a fourth term in 2014. Brown has lectured and traveled widely, practiced law, served as chairman of the California Democratic Party, and run for US president. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a JD at Yale Law School. Brown is executive chair of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.