Dr. Helen Caldicott to speak at USF this Thursday

Dr. Helen Caldicott
  • Dr. Helen Caldicott

For decades, Dr. Helen Caldicott has been one of the leading voices in the world regarding the dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. In 1977, she helped lead the group Physicians for Social Responsibility. That group is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Caldicott this Thursday evening on the USF campus in a speech titled, The Medical Implications of the Nuclear Age.

Caldicott was named by the Smithsonian as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. She's also the author of seven books, and she will autographing two of those titles, If You Love This Planet and Nuclear Power is Not the Answer during the book signing session of the evening.

The event takes place at the USF College of Public Health, Samuel P. Bell, III Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Tampa. The evening begins at 6 p.m.with light refreshments, an awards ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m., and a Dean's Lecture at 7 p.m. Dr. Caldicott's address will begin at 7:45 p.m.

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