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The Countdown: Atomic Storytelling From the People Who Know

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Join us on Wednesday, February 10th at 12:00pm PST for this Zoom presentation presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center).

Experts from the world of nuclear threats and international security will share personal stories from their professional experience
About this Event
Hollywood, Health & Society presents a virtual storytelling event with experts from the world of nuclear threats and international security, who will share amusing, poignant and personal accounts of key moments in their professional lives.

Scientists, policy analysts and activists will present five-minute stories of their experiences working for national security in the U.S. and in critical global hotspots. Their insightful and moving narratives—honed with help from TV/film writers from Madam Secretary, Designated Survivor, Crazy Rich Asians and others, and storytellers for The Moth—will inspire, inform and entertain.

A Q&A will follow about how these professionals are working to keep us safe.

When: Wednesday, Feb 10th - 12:00pm PST

Where:  ZOOM - CLICK REGISTER TO BE REDIRECTED TO REGISTRATION



JENNIFER CECIL (Instructor) | Executive producer/writer for Fried Green Tomatoes (NBC); other TV credits include Notorious, Hell on Wheels, Heartbeat, Private Practice, 90210, Brothers and Sisters and One Tree Hill

PRESENTERS/STORYTELLERS:

NATASHA BAJEMA - Director, Converging Risks Lab, Council on Strategic Risks; story: “Lean into You”
MICHELLE DOVER - Director of programs, Ploughshares Fund; story: "Not the West Wing”
JAMES McKEON - Program Officer, Global Nuclear Policy, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI); story: “The Nuclear Hotline”
ALLEGRA HARPOOTLIAN - Communications manager, Peace & Security ReThink Media; story: “The Magic of the Glen”
LAURA ROCKWOOD - Director, Open Nuclear Network, One Earth Future; story: “Baghdad is Burning”
RICK WAYMAN - Former President/CEO, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; story: “The Fear of God”
CECILI THOMPSON WILLIAMS - Executive Director, Beyond the Bomb; story: "Optimistic Rage"
COREY HINDERSTEIN - VP, International Fuel Cycle Strategies, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI); story: "Mountain Climbing for Policy Wonks"
SIMONE WILLIAMS - program manager/research associate, Project on Nuclear Issues, CSIS Center for Strategic & International Studies; story: "Dare to Dream"

STORYTELLING COACHES:

DAVID CRABB
BRYAN KETT
JOCELYN LEHRER
GAIL A. THOMAS

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