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Past Events

WLI Webinars, Conferences, Workshops, Public and Certificate Presentations


2023 Events

 GNA Talks at the Hoag Library 


May 24, 2023

Stay Tuned and Stay Inside: Are we prepared for a Nuclear Attack?

Linda Redfield Shakoor

Point of No Return:

How they just made Nuclear War Likely

Tedd Weyman

October 25th, 2023 

The Local and Nuclear Landscape

An Unexpected Event: A Radiation Emergency - What Can Go Wrong in New York State 


Rattling Sabers: North Korea, Russia, Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Provocations

Linda Redfield Shakoor

Upcoming Event:

November 29th, 2023

The Effects of Radioactive Contamination

Linda Redfield Shakoor

Imbalance of Power: US responds to China's Breaking the Nuclear Order

Tedd Weyman

Linda Redfield Shakoor

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Hiroshima & Nagasaki Webinar


2020 marked 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.”

HiroshimaShi & NagasakiShi: Never Forgotten

Zachariah Lieberman BA, MS, PsyD

Hibakusha Guest Speaker:​ Terumi Tanaka - San

August, 2020

Markham, Toronto, Conference

Is the Dragon Sleeping in the house?
Understanding the landscape of nuclear challenges for Canada 

The foundation and future of nuclear energy in Ontario - A Brief History
Angela Biscoff, Director Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Why we should be concerned about the Nuclear Arms Race
Isaac Zimmerman

The Great Lakes Radiation Environment
Dr. Linda Redfield-Shakoor

How Dangerous is Radiation from a Public Health Perspective?
Dr. David Elijah Bell

November, 2019



Will the New 4th Generation or modularized "Neighbourhood" Reactors be a solution to Environmental Contamination? or prevent another Chernobyl or Fukushima? 

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Launch: Certificate & Public Presentations

Certificate Presentations:

Basic Principles of Personal Protection In a Radiation Environment

Paul Zimmerman


Global and Personal Realities of the Nuclear Era

Tedd Weyman

Unleashing the Power of an Atom: Nuclear Energy Foundations and Overview

Syed Ali Abbas

Radiation Fundamentals 1: Physical Principles and Properties of Ionizing Radiation

Radiation Fundamentals 2: Biological Principles and Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation

Isaac Zimmerman

Public Health and the Management of Nuclear and Radiation Emergencies

Dr. David Elijah Bell

Responding Priorities for Health Care Providers and Emergency Professionals in Western New York

Dr. Linda Redfield-Shakoor

From X-rays to Cancer Treatment: Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy in Your Life

Taalibah Amatul-Haqq

From Chernobyl to Fukushima

Tedd Weyman

Nuclear Tipping Point: Global Consequences of Regional Nuclear War

Feroza Joosub

Basic Principles of Personal Protection in a Radiation Environment

Paul Zimmerman

August, 2017

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