Ramesh Thakur, 59, said after weighing offers from Canada and Australia, he was drawn to the new Waterloo, Ont., school because of the calibre of academics already associated with it and the chance to fashion a new organization. His past ties with the country and Waterloo scholars also played a part. "I had an urge to come back to Canada," Prof. Thakur said in an interview yesterday.
Welcome to Canadian Pugwash Group
Education on global security, in a broad sense, is the mandate of Canadian Pugwash, carried out by sponsoring meetings, workshops and roundtables to foster informed discussion of experts, for the purpose of providing information which can be useful in the formation of government policy.