Photo: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
About the Event
In 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists debuted its famous Doomsday Clock, a design that is intended to warn the public about the imminence of the totally of threats (threats of our own making) that humanity faces. When the minute hand was last reset nearly a year ago, it was moved to only 100 seconds from midnight, the closest it has ever been. According to the Bulletin and numerous observers, nuclear war is now an existential threat to humanity.
This program will feature experts from the Daisy Alliance, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that promotes peace and security through nonproliferation and disarmament of nuclear weapons and the rule of international law. The participants will engage in a round table discussion about the nuclear threat and related issues. They will discuss, among other subjects:
- The role of nuclear weapons in international politics in the post-cold war period;
- The role of civil society in efforts to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons;
- Expectations for the incoming Joseph Biden administration.
About Dr. Gregory Hall
In fall 2016, Dr. Hall joined the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. He previously served as Head of the Department of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at Morehouse College. Dr. Hall has held appointments at institutions both in the United States and abroad, to include Hong Kong and Turkey. His primary areas of teaching and research include international relations, international security, foreign policy, Global South affairs, international political economy, and Eurasian affairs. Professor Hall is author of several articles and is co-editor of (and contributor to) the book, Eternal Colonialism (University Press of America, Inc., 2010). His most recent book is titled Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy: China, Russia, and the United States’ Pursuit of Relevancy and Power (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2014). Professor Hall is currently working on a book project that is a follow-up to his previous U.S-China-Russia study.
Bruce Roth is the founder of the Daisy Alliance. He also co-founded ERISAPros, which provides ERISA complaint documents for employers to meet required Department of Labor financial reporting disclosures. He is retired from Roth & Associates, Inc., a full-service employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm in Atlanta and Coordinated Capital Corporation, a Registered Investment Advisor. Bruce was admitted to the Registry of Financial Planning Practitioners and is a member of Mensa. He was a Series 7 and 63 Registered Representative and licensed Insurance Counselor. He has presented continuing education lectures for attorneys, accountants, and trust officers on advanced insurance topics, and he has been published in Business Insurance magazine. Bruce is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a Master of Science in Financial Services from The American College. His professional affiliations include: CLU (CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter); ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant); RHU (Registered Health Underwriter); and EBC (Registered Employee Benefit Consultant).
Holly Lindamood is currently on sabbatical from teaching international relations, most recently at the University of West Georgia, while she writes her first novel. She has a passion for activism and recently started a blog on social justice issues, The SJ Files. Her past research includes examining the role of civil society in building support for global arms control agreements, with an emphasis on how framing matters when creating an international coalition. She served as the Daisy Alliance program director from 2008-2013 and has continued in a volunteer capacity, speaking to diverse groups on the need for nuclear disarmament. In 2010, she addressed delegates at the NPT Review Conference on behalf of civil society on the benefits of a nuclear-weapon-free-zone in the Middle East.
Kevely Dumay is a native Haitian who has lived in the United States since 2012. He attended Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) where he studied accounting, and later served as Legislative Intern to State Senator Reginald Thomas (D-Lexington). Following his time at BCTC, Kevely attended Eastern Kentucky University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Business, Political Science, and Corporate Communication. While at EKU, Kevely was a McNair’s Scholar, studied abroad in Italy, and worked as non-partisan staff at the Legislative Research Commission. Kevely is currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of International Commerce and Diplomacy. While at Patterson, Kevely worked at AppHarvest as a Government Relations Associate. Upon graduation, Kevely is hoping to utilize his language skills (French, Creole, English) and knowledge of International Affairs and Commerce to promote peace and economic integration & development in the global south.
Emma Goldsby is a junior at the University of Kentucky, where she studies Political Science, Islamic Studies, and Peace Studies. She also studies Arabic. Emma first got involved with Daisy-UK Alliance when she participated in the Annual International Diplomacy conference in Atlanta, GA. She has been involved ever since and now serves as President. Emma currently interns with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and works as a Research Assistant for SRMUN. She is also involved in the Student Association for Peace Studies, Leading Women of Tomorrow, EMPOWER Women's Leadership Program, Pi Sigma Alpha, UK Economics Society, and Arabic Club. With avid interests in nonproliferation, counterterrorism, and national security matters, Emma is working towards a public service career.