Feb. 11, 2010
Webster Hosts Historic Webcast Meeting Between the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
A historic meeting between the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum will take place on March 1, 7-9 p.m. (CST), or (UTC/GMT: Tues. March 2, 01:00-03:00) via a live videoconference/webcast. This event, presented by Webster University and the Holden Public Policy Forum, will be the first meeting between President Truman (symbolic) and Hiroshima since the tragic events of 1945. The meeting will provide a convergence of the respective museums that represent the first head of state to use nuclear bombs and the people in the first city where the bomb was dropped. There will also be an opportunity for the speakers and participants to discuss the future of nuclear weapons.
To access the meeting go to: http://eagle.webster.edu/TheGlobalForum.
The webcast has been produced in anticipation of the critical 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in May 2010, in which the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum discuss the philosophical basis on which they can work toward a common vision for the future of nuclear weapons. For more information, please call 314-968-7098.
Video introduction: Voices and images on the past, present and future of nuclear weapons (pre-recorded)
Welcome by Dr. Beth Stroble, president of Webster University
Moderator: Governor Bob Holden
Welcome to Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum & Library:Dr. Michael Devine, Director, Harry S. Truman Library/ Museum
Historical Context:"Truman, Hiroshima and Nuclear Weapons" with Dr. John Chappell, assoc. professor, History, Politics and Intl. Relations at Webster University
From the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: Mr. Steven Leeper, Chairman Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation and Dr. Tadatoshi Akiba, mayor of Hiroshima
Testimonials: Hiroshima / Nagasaki "Hibakusha" (A- bomb witnesses)
Questions & Discussion:
Online Questions & Comments Moderated by Ms. Satoko Norimatsu (Director, Peace Philosophy Centre, Vancouver, B.C). & Dr. John Chappell (Professor of History, Webster University)
A recorded archive of the video webcast and the online discussions will be available for on-demand playback online.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.