The Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955 was a major step in the nuclear disarmament campaign by prominent members of the scientific community.
Nuclear disarmament has always been of central importance to Pugwash. But also - Non-Nuclear Threats to Peace and Security, Institutions for a New World Order, Conflict Resolution, Environment and Global Security, Health, Social and Economic Issues.
In recognition of all its efforts Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, together with President Joseph Rotblat, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.
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.
Food Population Forum
Written by Project of Science for Peace and Canadian Pugwash.
How many can we feed?
Held November 20/09
Speakers: Brewster Kneen, the Ottawa based author of books on food and agriculture, leading demographer Susan McDaniel, Director of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Robert Hoffman, of WhatIf?Technologies in Ottawa, who showed computer simulations of possible futures with a variety of food and population scenarios. Moderator Mustafa Koç, Ryerson University.
Presented by the Global Issues Project of Science for Peace and Canadian Pugwash. FOR Students and teachers, politicians, reporters, and other concerned citizens.