Panel Discussion: "Nuclear weapons: local and planetary risks and the effort to ban them"
All are invited to attend a panel discussion on:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Simon Fraser University's Segal Graduate School of Business, Room 4400
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
The Simons Foundation will host a reception with light refreshments
prior to the panel discussion from 2:45-3:30pm
Safeguarding planetary health, banning nuclear weapons,
and the first Nobel Peace Prize born in Australia
Presentation by: Tilman Ruff, Co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 and founding chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.
Risks Up Close: India, Pakistan, and Nuclear Weapons
Presentation by: M.V. Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia.
The panel will be moderated by Mary-Wynne Ashford, former President of the IPPNW
and author of Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War.
Registration is not required and all are welcome to attend.
Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Nobel Peace Prize 1985); and founding chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons". Tilman is Associate Professor, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; and international medical advisor, Australian Red Cross. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South-East Asia – Pacific region”.
M.V. Ramana is the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India (Penguin Books, 2012) and co-editor of Prisoners of the Nuclear Dream (Orient Longman, 2003). He is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials, the Canadian Pugwash Group, and the Global Council of Abolition 2000. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Leo Szilard Award from the American Physical Society.