Nobel Peace Prize Citation


For more than forty years the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs have been working for the control reduction, and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons. It was in recognition of these efforts that Pugwash, together with its President, Joseph Rotblat, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.

View the citation by the Norwegian Nobel Committee below.

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Articles on this website are the views of the individual author only, unless they are specifically identified as a policy statement, or a project or program sponsored by the Canadian Pugwash Group. This honours the proud tradition of the 22 eminent scientists, the founding group of Pugwash, who gathered at Thinkers’ Lodge in 1957, to discuss the path to nuclear disarmament, espousing their views as individuals, not as representatives of any organization or institution.

List All Articles prior to 2008

Canadian Peacekeeping: No Myth-But Not What It Once Was
Article by Walter Dorn in SITREP, a bi-monthly publication of the Royal Canadian Military Institute
Volume 67, Number 2, April – May 2007 [pdf]


A Nuclear Disarmament Agenda for Canada
Op-Ed article by Ernie Regehr
Embassy, 30 May 2007 [html] [pdf]


The Enduring Mythology of Vimy
Michael D. Wallace [html] [pdf]
Toronto Star, 9 April 2007


Let’s Work to Prevent Another ‘Accidental War’
Michael Byers [html] [pdf]
Toronto Star, 9 April 2007


Satellite Test Recalls Need for Space Treaty
Article by Michael D. Wallace
Embassy, 31 January 2007 [html]  [pdf]


All we lack is the will to disarm
John Polanyi [html] [pdf]
The Globe and Mail, 9 January 2007


Occupational Hazards of War
Depleted Uranium: All the Questions about DU and Gulf War Syndrome are not Yet Answered
Article by Rosalie Bertell
International Journal of Health Services, 36, no. 3 (2006): 503–520.  View article [pdf]


Sleepwalking Towards a Nuclear Catastrophe
Article by Douglas Roche
Embassy, October 4, 2006  
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Despite our commitment in Afghanistan, the Canadian forces still have the capacity to make a big difference in Darfur, says conflict specialist Peter Langille.
Peter Langille [html] [pdf]
The Globe and Mail, 27 April 2006


From War to Law Via Science
John Polanyi [html] [pdf]
Toronto Star, 19 February 2006


Canada Can’t Avoid the Global Nuclear Crisis
Douglas Roche [html] [pdf]
Embassy, 22 March 2006


Canada Pulls Out of Peacekeeping
Walter Dorn [html] [pdf]
The Globe and Mail, 27 March 2006


Breaking the Ice on Canada-U.S. Arctic Co-operation
Franklyn Griffiths [html] [pdf]
The Globe and Mail, 22 February 2006


Harper’s Military Plans Only Please Bush, Not Canadians
Barbara Bedont and Erika Simpson [html] [pdf]
Embassy, 15 February 2006


War beyond Earth is not inevitable. But only the rule of law can prevent it
John Polanyi [html] [pdf]
Globe and Mail, 17 May 2005


Threats to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Erika Simpson [html] [pdf]
Embassy, 4 May 2005


At the unholy altar of nuclear weapons
Douglas Roche [html] [pdf]

Toronto Star, 19 April 2005


Freedom of expression?
Prof. Pierre Jasmin [html] [pdf]
University Affairs, 5 March 2005


New Threats to the Alliance’s Security and Strategies to Reform NATO
Erika Simpson [pdf]

Transatlantic Quarterly, Volume 1 (3), Winter/Spring 2005

The Tsunami, God and a Nuclear Catastrophe
Douglas Roche [html] [pdf]

Edmonton Journal, 3 January 2005


Revisiting the Great Debate
Erika Simpson [html] [pdf]

London Free Press, 29 December 2004


Preventing Genocide: Time for a UN 911

Peter Langille [html] [pdf]

Globe and Mail, 19 October 2004


Lessons of prior Cabinet decision-making on U.S. missiles: Diefenbaker went through similar situation as Martin

Erika Simpson [html] [pdf]

The Hill Times, 4 October 2004


The Forgotten Bomarc Story: Martin government should apply lessons of Bomarc to Bush’s NMD 
Article published in The CCPA Monitor, March 2004
Dr. Derek Manchester, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Lynn Trainor, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Toronto and CPG Member
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What will Canada do about the continued threat posed by the 34,145 nuclear weapons in the world?
Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.

Guest Column in The Hill Times

March 2004

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Fanning the Flames of Ethnic Hatred

David Parnas, member of Canadian Pugwash Group, former President of Science for Peace
Hamilton Spectator

July 2, 1999

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United States National Missile Defence

Canadian Pugwash Group Press Release

October 21, 2000

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Forums and Conferences

Canadian Pugwash Group Annual Forums

Since 1996, Canadian Pugwash has sponsored an annual forum. Each of these seminars has a global security theme; the invited presenters are acknowledged experts in their field. Members, on the basis of their own expertise, add value to the information exchange. Suggestions for future topics for the Forum are welcomed and should be forwarded to the Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group.

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