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Disarm Kōrero #17 Nuclear War and Public Health

Date and time:
February 8, 2024 10:30 AM
End date and time:
February 8, 2024 11:30 AM
Online - Zoom Meeting
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Tune in to our first Disarm Kōrero of the year!

We’re very grateful to be joined by Prof. Nick Wilson and Dr. Lili Xia who will discuss the public health impacts of a nuclear war scenario. It’s set to be an interesting session as we delve into these issues from a scientific angle.


Thursday, 8th February 2024

10.30am NZDT

Hosted through Zoom

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Prof. Nick Wilson is a research professor at the University of Otago’s Department of Public Health in Wellington.During New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic, he wrote extensively about minimising the public health effects of the virus. He recently co-authored three papers about food security and island refuges during a nuclear winter scenario.

Dr. Lili Xia is a research assistant professor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in New Jersey and co-director of the Rutgers Impact Studies of Climate Intervention lab.Recently, a United Nations report by the Scientific Advisory Group for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons cited her 2022 journal article investigating food insecurity and famine following a nuclear war.

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