Who We Are

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Glenn Alcalay

Co-Founder, AtomicAtolls.org

Peace Corps Volunteer

Professor of Anthropology

Glenn is a former Peace Corps volunteer on Utrok Atoll (1975-77) and is currently Assoc. Professor of Anthropology [adj] at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY and William Paterson University of NJ. Glenn was an advisor for the Nuclear Claims Tribunal, testified numerous times before the U.N. on behalf of the Marshallese, and has written articles for CounterPunch, The Ecologist, the Nation, and more.

 

Glenn resides in Washington Heights, NYC

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Andrew A. Fuchs

Co-founder & Webmaster, AtomicAtolls.org

Street Photographer

Andrew Fuchs is a graduate of William Paterson University, a NYC based street photographer and a renegade from corporate America. Formally educated in business, he has since left his corporate life and is creating a new identity for himself in the NYC street photography and arts communities.

You can see his work on his Instagram at @AndrewFox718

Andrew resides in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NYC.

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Kai Erikson

Sociologist

Author

Kai  is a world-renowned sociologist and author, and is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Sociology and American Studies at Yale University. He served as the 76th president of the American Sociological Association. He also worked with Glenn Alcalay on a research visit to RMI in 2002, and can be heard in some of our interview clips.

You can keep up to date on Kai's work on AtomicAtolls, and here: https://sociology.yale.edu/people/kai-erikson

Kai resides in Hamden, CT

Click on the thumbnail [below] for a 13-minute video "Paradise Lost" by ABC-TV [U.S.] which summarizes many of the issues covered on this website:

This 4-minute video features former Sen. Jeton Anjain and a more contemporary version of life and challenges in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

 And only if you dare . . .

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Listen to this 1986 NPR interview with Dennis O'Rourke as he talks about his film "Half  Life" about the enigmas surrounding the 1954 "Bravo" H-bomb test at Bikini Atoll        

1945 - 2013

The late Dennis O'Rourke was a giant among docu-              mentary filmmakers whose films documented the lives of      indigenous peoples in the Asia-Pacific region. His 1991         "The Good Woman of Bangkok" won many intl. awards.         From "The Shark Callers of Kontu" and "Cannibal Tours" to   "Cunnamulla" and "Land Mines: A Love Story," O'Rourke set a high standard for documentary filmmaking. I had the           pleasure of working with O'Rourke in the making of his           important 1985 film about the 1954 "Bravo" H-bomb ["Half     Life"] and the questions surrounding the "accidental" wind     shifts that caused massive radiological damage to                  downwind populations and atolls. 

Dennis O'Rourke's classic 1985 film "Half Life" [above] is THE best film about nuclear  testing in the Marshall Islands.  [Note:  I worked on the film so I am completely without bias]. This YouTube version has Italian sub-titles but the audio is in EnglishThis rare video begins at 15 minutes in, so please excuse the silly first fifteen minutes of an important video, otherwise unobtainable.

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