Global Nuclear Awareness
Preparedness. Prevention. Protection.
The Global Nuclear Awareness Program offers:
All designed to build a deeper understanding of the current nuclear reality and the challenges it raises.
Updates and News about our upcoming educational events:
Online Certificate Courses
The World Prepare
For A Nuclear Event?
August 9 – December 31, 2020
This certificate course addresses many of the pressing questions that arise as people take in the news every day: Is my country prepared for a nuclear accident or war? Could my family survive a nuclear disaster? Is nuclear power a safe alternative for our energy needs? This course provides research-based facts and information that are essential for living in the Nuclear Age. It was originally offered in Fall of 2019 and is back by popular demand.
Greater awareness of seven existential issues posed by and associated with nuclear technologies and mankind’s use of nuclear forces.
Understanding the current nuclear arms race and the potential regional and large-scale consequences of these weapons being used in war.
Identifying six risks and realities for Americans, especially those living near nuclear power plants.
Improved understanding of how to protect oneself and others by effectively responding to a radiation emergency and safely navigating the enhanced radiation environment.
Schedule: 4 modules to be completed at your own pace before December 31, 2020
Effort: 2-3 hours per module, 10 hours in total for the GNA Certificate
Each of the four modules includes:
Video presentation (45-75 minutes long) segmented thematically into shorter clips
Questions posted to encourage deeper reflection on the materials, but there is no requirement to answer them
Quiz to allow participants to test their knowledge after each presentation
Links to extra readings and materials
Email of the course moderator to facilitate communications between participants and presenters
A short evaluation of the program at the end of the course
2020: World Life Institute will be hosting conferences online and in Toronto as well as
continuing the Global Nuclear Awareness Thinkific online learning certificate program in fall 2020.
2019: World Life Institute offered an exciting new online learning program for the public on nuclear issues.
2018: World Life Institute collaborated with colleges and universities on workshops about specific issues of concern to the public, healthcare professionals, and emergency personnel.
2017: World Life Institute (WLI) offered a five week intensive workshop series and certificate program exploring a wide range of issues – from nuclear energy foundations to the global consequences of regional nuclear war.
Online Certificate Program
Interested in gaining a deeper understanding of nuclear technology and its potential and challenges? Do you work in a field where greater knowledge of nuclear realities and issues would be useful? Our certificate programs will take you through the science of nuclear technology and its applications, along with the critical issues of the nuclear world. Program participants are awarded a Certificate in Global Nuclear Awareness.
Drawing from a range of disciplines, our highly experienced educators will guide you through the knowledge areas and issues that are important in today’s nuclear world.
This year marks the 75th commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II in August 1945.
These were the only times nuclear weapons have been used during war. They caused widespread devastation and resulted in a legacy of radioactive contamination. While we practice social distancing in this time of the Coronavirus and grieve about the more than 200,000 people worldwide who have died of COVID-19 this year, it is less well-known that a similar number of people died in Japan from these atomic explosions.
Global Nuclear Awareness is an affiliate program and a strong focus of World Life Institute, an educational and humanitarian organization begun in 1987. During this Coronavirus pandemic, we must never forget about the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
John Hershey, an author, and journalist in post-war Japan, famously noted, “What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.”
Wondering how nuclear technology will impact our future, for better or worse? Should we embrace the promise of nuclear power? Or worry about war with North Korea or another Fukushima? These engaging, science-based presentations will give you a broader view of the current nuclear reality and the opportunities and threats we face.
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Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an interest in Scientific, Fact-based Information about Nuclear Technology
Anyone concerned about the opportunities and challenges nuclear technology holds for our future
Doctors, Nurses, Mental Health
Public Health and Social service staff
Emergency Management Personnel
Paramedics and other First Responders
Educators and students
Clergy and members of faith organizations
Staff and volunteers from non-profit and service organizations
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