Join Author Ray Monk And Clifton Truman Daniel In Virtual Conversation To Celebrate J. Robert Oppenheimer’s 117th Birthday


Los Alamos Japan Institute is honored to welcome British philosopher and writer Ray Monk in conversation with Clifton Truman Daniel in a virtual event at noon, Thursday, April 22. The event is being hosted by LAJI founder Dr. Judith Stauber in honor of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s 117th birthday.

Ray Monk is the author of an insightful biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer which was published after 11 years of research. He has contributed numerous  articles on philosophy and veganism to the New Statesman, and was awarded a  Fellowship by the Royal Society of Literature. He is Emeritus Professor at the University  of Southampton, where he taught from 1992 to 2018. Ray serves on the Los Alamos Japan Institute Board. 

Clifton Truman Daniel is the oldest grandson of President Harry S. Truman and his  wife, Bess. He is the author of Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S.  Truman and Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman’s Letters to Harry Truman, 1919-1943. He is currently portraying his grandfather in the one-man stage show, Give ‘Em Hell  Harry, as well as writing and lecturing on the Truman presidency. Clifton serves as  Chair of the Los Alamos-Japan Institute Board. 

The Los Alamos-Japan Institute grows inclusive storytelling and builds global cultural  bridges with a network of atomic bomb survivors, scientists, artists, educators, mayors  and museums to further intercultural dialogue and collaboration. Ask Ray Monk and Clifton Truman Daniel a question during the April 22 event. Visit to register and join the conversation.

Ray Monk’s book on Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy photo