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Susi Snyder, Nuclear Disarmament Programme Manager for PAX No Nukes in the Netherlands, to be Commencement Speaker at Soka University

Susi Snyder

Aliso Viejo, CA – Daniel Habuki, PhD, president of Soka University of America, is honored to announce that Susi Snyder will be SUA’s Commencement Speaker on May 25, 2018.

Susi  Snyder is the Nuclear Disarmament Programme Manager for PAX No Nukes in the Netherlands.  Mrs. Snyder has coordinated the research,  publication and campaigning activities surrounding the annually updated Don’t Bank on the Bomb report since 2013. She has published numerous reports and articles, including Dealing with a ban (2015); The Rotterdam  Blast: The immediate humanitarian consequences of a 12 kiloton nuclear explosion (2014); and Withdrawal Issues: What NATO countries say about the future of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe (2011). 

Snyder is an International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.  She is also a 2016 Nuclear Free Future Award Laureate. Previously, Mrs.  Snyder served as the Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom at their Geneva secretariat. 

“We’re very proud that Soka University is welcoming Susi Snyder,” added Dr. Habuki.  “Our mission is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.  Discussions on nuclear disarmament and peace are central to our core values.”

Soka offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio, average class size of 12, and study abroad for every undergraduate student (included in tuition.)  Admitted students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for Soka Opportunity Scholarships which cover full tuition.  Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels. About 60% of Soka University's students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 50 other countries.