As Two Koreas Set Goals for Nuclear Arms, Nobel Peace Prize Winning Campaign to Eliminate Weapons Is Recognized Again

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C. M. Rubin, founder of CMRubinWorld, interviews Nobel Laureate Beatrice Fihn, recipient of the first John Hersey Prize.

What can we learn about innovation from those who seek to abolish nuclear weapons? In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, creator of The Global Search for Education and founder of CMRubinWorld, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Beatrice Fihn talks about her inspiration to take on the cause to ban nuclear weapons. “What struck me most was the absurdity, that everyone agrees these weapons should never be used, but we need nuclear weapons so they won’t be used?” says Fihn. The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) has named Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Beatrice Fihn a 2018 honoree and the recipient of the first-ever Hersey Prize presented by the family of John Hersey, author of “Hiroshima”. The awards honor disruptors and game-changers creating radical solutions to the world’s most complex problems.

Nuclear weapons have been used twice in warfare: in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.  Recently hundreds of artificial intelligence (AI) specialists have urged their governments to stand against weaponizing AI. In The Global Search for Education interview, Rubin and Fihn discuss the dangers that technology and AI will mean for future weapons of mass destruction. Fihn notes, “Whether in technology or nuclear weapons, it’s vital that we talk about past and current expressions of injustice and suffering, not just potential.”

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Beatrice Fihn is the Executive Director of the international Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has published hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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