the Caltech Y: Social Activism Speaker Series


 2017 Calendar

 Feb 8:

Michael Nacht: International Nuclear Weapons Policy

 Jan 26:

Jennifer Musto: Trafficking & Technology



 2016 Calendar

 Dec 8:

France Cordova (NSF Director): Science Policy

 Oct 21:

Jonathan Katz: Voter ID Laws

 Oct 12:

Andy Wilson: Minimum Wage Panel

 May 23:

Miles Corwin: (Author: And Still We Rise)

 Apr 25:

Morgan Kousser: Supreme Court & the 2016 Election

 Jan 20:

David Baltimore: Genetic Engineering

 Jan 10:

Kathleen A. Doherty & Michael R. Nelson



 2015 Calendar

 Nov 17:USC Professor: David Cruz
 Oct 27:Space Entrepreneurship Panel
 Oct 19:Congressman Seth Moulton
 Oct 13:

Dean Joseph Shepherd

 Aug 18:Dr. Scott Pace
 May 18:

Pres. Reagan Science Advisor: Dr. Bill Graham

 Apr 7:

Lunch Series: Prof. David Goodstein

 Feb 26:

Former Black Panther: Hank Jones

 Feb 24:

Lunch Series: Prof. Pietro Perona

 Feb 23:

Civil Liberties Protection Officer: Alex Joel

 Jan 27:Journalist Betty Medsger
 Jan 7:

Ebola Crisis: Dr. Wendy Kohlhase

 


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Upcoming Events

The New Trump Card: Domestic Nuclear Weapons Policy

Dr. David Wright
Co-Director and Senior Scientist, Global Security Program
Union of Concerned Scientists



Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
5:00PM to 6:00PM

Beckman Institute Auditorium
California Institute of Technology


RSVP requested but not required

Map & Parking

Donald Trump's statements on nuclear weapons have raised questions about what his approach will be to US nuclear policy, arms control, and related issues. This talk will discuss what the key nuclear issues will be in the next few years, including the planned rebuilding of US nuclear forces, the development of new weapon systems, and the expansion of the US missile defense system. It will also look at steps that could help reduce the risk of nuclear use, including taking land-based missiles off hair-trigger alert, and ending or restricting the first use of nuclear weapons.




Past Events

10/12/2016:
Labor Market and the Wage Floor: Lunch Panel on $15 Minimum Wage

Lunch Panel Featuring: Andy Wilson, Daniel Flaming, Abel Ramirez, and Pablo Alvarado

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5/23/2016:
And Still We Rise - Social Justice and Education Inequality

Lunch Discussion Featuring: Miles Corwin

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1/10/2016:
Pathways through Politics and Power on the National and International Stage

Lunch Discussion Featuring: Kathleen A. Doherty and Michael R. Nelson

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11/17/2015:
Civic Rights, Civic Equality, and Religious Liberty

The recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges extended the fundamental right to marry to same-sex couples. This decision was met with opposition from conservative religious groups and individuals such as Rowan County clerk Kim Davis. Claiming that the Supreme Court decision infringed on her First Amendment rights to freedom of religious expression, Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Similar arguments against gay marriage have been made by many others, most notably conservative Christians running for President of the United States. Join us for a lunch discussion with David Cruz, Professor of Law at the USC Gould School of Law.

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10/27/2015:
Panel on Space Entrepreneurship

The past few years we have seen the emergence of several space startups - private companies with the ability to make a profit while operating extraterrestrially. Please join us for a panel discussion in which Tethers Unlimited, Planet Labs, and Planetary Resources, who represent the entire spectrum of space startups, will join Professor Sergio Pellegrino to discuss what is needed to succeed as a space company.

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10/19/2015:
Discussion with Congressman Seth Moulton

Congressman Seth Moulton is a former Marine Corps Officer (four tours in the Iraq war), a member of the Democratic Party, and U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 6th Congressional district. Please join us for a one hour question and answer session.

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8/18/2015:
Implications of U.S. Space Policy with Dr. Scott Pace

Dr. Scott Pace is the Director of the Space Policy Institute and a Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University. Please join us for a lecture on the geopolitical state of space exploration, and the role the U.S. plays as a leader in space studies.

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