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Panel Discussion - Invisible Threats: Human Rights, The Environment, and Art

Americas Society

October 22, 2019


Although visitors to Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl can see the effects of the gamma rays, the imperceptibility of its threat heightened the Chernobyl Power Plant explosion’s consequences for the population surrounding Pripyat. This panel addresses how the risk of nuclear disaster continues to threaten global health, human rights, and the environment.

Speakers include Ivy Meeropol (filmmaker and director of Indian Point), Adriana Petryna (Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology and Director of MD-PhD Program in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania), and Yasufumi Nakamori (Senior Curator of International Art, Tate Modern), moderated by César Rodríguez- Garavito (Visiting Professor of Clinical Law, NYU Law, Global Justice and Human Rights Clinic).

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Image: Alice Miceli, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, PTT-8 sign, highly contaminated ground, Belarus, 2008