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53rd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs:
Advancing Human Security: The Role of Technology and Politics

July 16-22, 2003
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Schedule

     

MONDAY, 14 JULY 2003

 

Afternoon

Arrival of ISYP Board and some ISYP members

[PICKUP AT AIRPORT, REGISTRATION]

19:00-22:00

ISYP Board Meeting (McCain Bldg, 2116)

 

 

TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2003

 

All day

Arrival of Pugwash Council (PC) members

and International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP)

[PICKUP AT AIRPORT AND REGISTRATION]

 

14:30-17:30

ISYP Symposium "The Role of the UN after the Iraqi Crisis" (open)

(Students Union Building, Conference Room 303) [Break 16:00-16:15]

 

18:30-19:30

Dinner (Dalhousie,  Howe Hall)

 

19:30-21:00

ISYP Working Groups A and B (closed)

(Students Union Bldg Room 224 (WGA) and Conference Room 303 (WGB)

 

21:00-23:00

ISYP Social Event

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2003

 

All day

Arrival of some Conference participants  

[PICKUP AT AIRPORT AND REGISTRATION]

 

09:00-12:30

PC Meeting (University Hall, Chemistry Bldg) [Break 10:30-11:30]

 

09:00-12:30

ISYP Conference General Assembly [Break 10:30-10:45]

(Students Union Bldg, Room 224 and Conference Room 303 )

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch (Dalhousie,  Howe Hall)

 

14:30-17:30

PC Meeting [Break 15:30-16:00]

 

14:30-17:30

ISYP Conference Working Groups A and B [Break 15:30-15:45]

 

18:30-19:30

Dinner (Dalhousie,  Howe Hall)

 

 

THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2003

 

AM

Remaining participants arrive [PICKUP AT AIRPORT AND REGISTRATION]

 

09:00-11:30

PC  Meeting  -  (University Hall, Chemistry Bldg.) [Break 10:30-11:30]

 

09:00-11:15

ISYP Conference Joint Working Group Session

(Students Union Bldg, Room 224 (WGA)   and 303 (WGB) [Break 10:45-11:15]

 

11:30-12:30

PC members meet with ISYP (University Hall)

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch (Dalhousie,  Howe Hall)

 

14:00-15:30

PLENARY SESSION 1 [Closed] (McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium)

Chair: Senator Douglas Roche, O.C.

Welcoming address by Chair of Canadian Pugwash Senator Douglas Roche, O.C.

Report of Pugwash Secretary General Prof. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino

 

15:30-16:00 

Break

 

16:00-17:30

PLENARY SESSION 2 [Open]

Chair: President M.S. Swaminathan

Keynote SpeakerHon. Susan Whelan, Minister of International Cooperation

“Promoting Human Security after Conflict”

 

17:30- 18:00

SHUTTLE BUSES

 

18:00-19:00 

Reception: City of Halifax  - City Hall

Remarks: Mayor Peter Kelly

Response:  Sec.-Gen.  Paolo Cotta Ramusino

 

18:45-19:15

SHUTTLE BUSES

 

19:00-20:00 

Dinner (Dalhousie, Howe Hall)

 

20:00- 22:00

ISYP Business Meeting (ISYP Conference Secretariat, McCain 2116)

   

FRIDAY, 18 JULY 2003

 

09:00-12:30

Working Groups meet (McCain Building, 2nd flr) [Break 10:30-11:00]

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch (Dalhousie,  Howe Hall)

 

14:30-18:00

Working Groups meet [Break 16:00-16:30]

 

18:30-19:30

Dinner (Dalhousie, Howe Hall)

 

20:00-22:00

PUBLIC FORUM (McCain Bldg, Ondajtee Auditorium) [Open]

Chair: Prof. Marie Muller

Speaker: Sir Joseph Rotblat (UK); Respondents:  TBA     

Discussion period

 

 

SATURDAY, 19  JULY 2003

 

09:00-12:30

Working Groups meet (McCain Bldg, 2nd floor) [Break 10:30-11:00]

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch (Dalhousie, Howe Hall)

 

14:00-15:30

PLENARY SESSION 3 [Open]

Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell

“Human Security and the Middle East

Speakers: Galia Golan (Israel), Riad Malki (Palestine)

Respondents: Saideh Lotfian (Iran), Mohammed Kadry Said (Egypt)

 

15:30-16:00

Break

 

16:00-18:00

PLENARY SESSION 4 [Open]

Chair: Secretary-General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino

“Eliminating the Threat of Nuclear Weapons”

Speakers:  Miguel Marin-Bosch (Mexico), Pavel Podvig (Russia),

Pan Zhenqiang (China), John Holdren (USA)

 

18:00-19:00

Council meets representatives of National Pugwash Groups

(McCain Bldg., Scotiabank Auditorium)

 

18:30-19:30

Dinner at Howe Hall

 

20:00-21:30

Meeting of Canadian Pugwash Group (Scotiabank Auditorium)

 

09:30-16:00

Accompanying Persons Program

Excursion to Peggy’s Cove  AM or PM   or

All day excursion (Peggy’s Cove and Lunenberg)

   

SUNDAY, 20 JULY 2003

 

08:00

Departure for the excursion to the village of Pugwash

(from bus stops at Howe Hall and Loyola Residence, St Marys)

 

10:00-11:30

Reception

Welcoming address by Patrick Boyer, Chair Pugwash Park Commission                   Pugwash: past and present history, comments by Sir Joseph Rotblat, Ruth Adams

 

11:30-12:30

Tours of Thinkers' Lodge

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch at Pugwash District High School & Joseph Rotblat Hall

 

13:30-14:30

Free time or selected tour of town

 

14:30-16:15

PLENARY SESSION 5 [Open] Pugwash District High School

Chair: Prof. Saideh Lotfian

“Cooperative Security and the Future of Multinational Institutions”

Speakers:

Bob Lawson (Canada), Andy Mack (Australia),

Vladimir Baranovski  (Russia), Steven Miller (USA)

 

16:30-17:30

Closing Reception at Thinkers' Lodge

 

17:30

Departure by bus for dinner at Truro (enroute to Halifax)

 

18:30-20:00 

Dinner at Truro

 

20:00   

Departure for Halifax

 

 

 

MONDAY, 21 JULY 2003

 

09:00-10:30

PLENARY SESSION 6 [Closed]

Chair: Prof. Anne McLaren (UK)

Reports on Working Groups 1, 2, 3

 

10:30-11:00

Break

 

11:00-12:15

PLENARY SESSION 7 [Open]

Chair: Senator Douglas Roche O.C.

Dorothy Hodgkin Lecture

by Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala, former  U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs (Sri Lanka)

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch (Dalhousie,  Howe Hall)

 

14:00-15:30

PLENARY SESSION 8 [Closed]

Chair: Dr. Adele Buckley (Canada)

Reports on Working Groups 4, 5, 6

 

15:30-16:00

Break

 

16:00-18:00

PLENARY SESSION 9 [Open]

Chair: Prof. Francesco Calogero (Italy)

Presidential Lecture: Prof. M.S. Swaminathan (India)

Final remarks: Secretary-General Cotta-Ramusino; Executive Director Boutwell

 

18:30-21:30

Closing Festivities (University Club)

Reception 18:30; Dinner 19:00

Downeast Entertainment: Background music, dinner hour

Closing Banquet - M.C.: Dr. Adele Buckley

Speaker: Hon. Cecil Clarke, Minister, Economic Development, Nova Scotia

Presentation of the “Order of the Good Time” – a unique souvenir

 

Downeast Entertainment: Three sets (10 min)

Stage performances – fiddles, dancing and bagpipes

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 22 JULY 2003

 

AM

Participants depart  [ALL DAY: BUS TRANSPORT TO AIRPORT]

 

09:00-13:30

Pugwash Council Meeting (University Hall) [Break 10:45-11:15]

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch for Council members and invited guests (University Club)

 

PM

Council members depart

 

   
 

ADDRESSES

Conference Secretariat, Room 2104, McCain Bldg

ISYP Secretariat, Room 2116, McCain Bldg.

McCain Bldg., 6135 University Avenue,  (Dalhousie Campus)

Howe Hall,  6230 Coburg Rd., (Dalhousie Campus)

Shirreff Hall , Alumni Crescent (Dalhousie Campus)

University Hall, Chemistry Bldg (called Macdonald Bldg), (Dalhousie Campus, internal road)

Students Union Bldg., 6136 University Avenue, (Dalhousie Campus)

University Club  (Dalhousie Campus, internal,  near Alumni Crescent)

St. Marys University residence check-in desk:- Loyola Bldg., 5865 Gorsebrook Ave

 

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