The Public Health Implications of a Nuclear War

On October 10, CPD brought together leading experts in public opinion and public diplomacy for the event Why Public Diplomacy Matters on the Korean Peninsula, a panel discussion to broaden our understanding of critical issues on the Korean Peninsula.

At the event, panelist Ira Helfand, MD—co-chair of Physicians for Social Responsibility's Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee—discussed the environmental and public health implications of a nuclear war with North Korea.

He criticized the U.S. and South Korean governments' handling of the crisis and emphasized the need for public diplomacy in the fight to halt nuclear proliferation.

"The public needs to be active on this," shared Helfand. "We need to make our leaders understand the danger we all face and take action to prevent that."

Below, listen to this episode of CPD's Public Diplocast, which features Helfand's presentation.

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