Jan 26 2021 09:57:00

Guest Speaker Harvard’s Elaine Scarry Speaking on the Topic of Nuclear Weapons

Scarry in a library
Harvard Professor Elaine Scarry

Come to Harvard Professor Elaine Scarry’s Presentation ‘Are These Our Last Days on Earth?’

Why is the discussion about nuclear weapons relevant today? Scarry’s discussion explores information related to the United States strategic posture on nuclear war and the danger to humanity.

Elaine Scarry, Harvard University Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, lectures internationally on nuclear war, law, literature, and medicine.  Her awards include the Truman Capote Award for literary criticism, and the Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for a writer “of progressive, original, and experimental tendencies.”

Scarry’s has been an active supporter for nuclear disarmament for 30 years. Her recent book – Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing between Democracy and Doom – explores her stance that nuclear weapons and governance are mutually exclusive.

This event is open and free to all students and faculty of NECC.

More Information

Read more about Elaine Scarry and her Presentation in the NECC Newsroom.

This event is sponsored by the Civic Engagement Center and the Amnesty International and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) clubs


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Haverhill Campus, Spurk Building (C)
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA
Lecture Hall A


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