Category: Media Advisory, Press Materials

Title: ADVISORY: Georgetown University to Host 2020 Doomsday Clock Discussion Panel

WHAT:  On Thursday, January 23, at 10 a.m. EST, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce the 2020 time of the Doomsday Clock from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. That afternoon, Georgetown University’s Conflict Resolution Program will host the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and The Elders for a town hall, given to Georgetown students, to discuss the factors contributing to the Bulletin’s decision. 

Although the Doomsday Clock did not move in 2019, the Doomsday Clock’s minute hand was set forward in January 2018 by 30 seconds, to two minutes before midnight, the closest it has been to apocalypse since 1953 in the early years of the Cold War.

WHO: The Doomsday Clock Discussion panel will include:

  • Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, deputy chair, The Elders; and former South Korean Foreign Minister;
  • Former California Governor Jerry Brown, executive chair, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, chair, The Elders; and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Rachel Bronson, president and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

WHEN:       January 23, 2020 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

WHERE:     Salons AG; Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center
                       3800 Reservoir Rd Northwest
                       Washington, DC 20057

RSVP: Media who are interested in attending the event should contact the Georgetown University’s Office of Strategic Communications at (202) 687-4328 or


About Georgetown University: 

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