52nd Pugwash Conference, San Diego

The 52nd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs
Science, Sustainability, Security
10-14 August 2002, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

Pugwash Council Statement

Secretary General’s Report

Presidential Address

Participants of the 52nd Pugwash Conference

Working Group Reports:
Working Group 1: The Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Working Group 2: Missile Defenses and the Uses of Space
Working Group 3: Chemical and Biological Weapons
Working Group 4: International Governance and Security
Working Group 5: Globalization and Technology
Working Group 6: Climate Change, Energy and the Environment


Saturday, August 10:
9:00 – 10:30: Conference Plenary (Open) – Price Center, Ballroom 

  • Chair – Sec. Gen. George Rathjens

Welcoming Remarks: Ruth Adams, Marvin         Goldberger and Herb York

Response from Sir Michael Atiyah, President, Pugwash

Short listing of obituaries

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15: Conference Plenary (Open) continues 

  • Chair – Sec. Gen. George Rathjens
  • Keynote Address – Honorable William Perry, former Secretary of Defense
12:30: Lunch – Canyon Vista, Warren College
14:30 – 18:00: Working Groups #1-6 Meet in Break-out Sessions (coffee, 16:00-16:30)
20:00: Lecture in Price Center Theater: Christopher Chyba (Stanford University) “The Asteroid/Comet Impact Hazard”
21:00 – 22:00: Secretary General and Pugwash Council meet with national Pugwash groups and members of International Student/Young Pugwash
Sunday, August 11:
9:00 – 12:30: Working Groups #1-6 Meet in Break-out Sessions (coffee, 10:30-11:00)
12:30: Lunch at Canyon Vista, Warren College
14:00 – 16:00: Concurrent Panel Discussions, Price Center

  • New Challenges to Climate Change Science
    • Chair: Richard Somerville (Scripps Institution)
    • Panelists: John Holdren (Harvard Univ.) and Kevin Trenberth (UCAR)
  • The Bioterrorist Threat: Scenarios and Responses
    • Chair: Mark Thiemens (UCSD) 
    • Panelists: Kathryn Nixdorff (Univ. of Darmstadt), Ronald Atlas (American Society of Microbiology) and Larry Smarr (UCSD)
  • The Future of Nuclear Weapons
    • Chair: Herbert York (UCSD)
    • Panelists: Michael May (Stanford Univ.), Thérèse Delpech (France), and Gen. Pan Zhengqiang (China)
18:30 – 20:00: Dinner at Canyon Vista, Warren College
20:00: Film/discussion in Price Center Theater: “Pakistan and India: Under the Nuclear Shadow”, with Pervez Hoodbhoy (Pakistan) and Jasjit Singh (India)
Monday, August 12:
9:00 – 12:30: Working Groups # 1-6 Meet in Break-out Sessions (coffee, 10:30-11:00)
12:30: Lunch at Canyon Vista, Warren College
14:00 – 15:30: Conference Plenary (Closed) – Price Center, Ballroom

  • Chair: Prof. Ana María Cetto, Chair, Executive Committee Presentation and affirmation of Pugwash Officers and New Council Members, and Quinquennial Bylaws
16:00 – 17:00: Depart by bus for San Diego Zoo
17:30: Excursion and Dinner at San Diego Zoo
21:00 – 22:00: Return by bus to UCSD
Tuesday, August 13:
9:00 – 12:30: Conference Plenary (Closed): Brief Q&A on Working Group Summaries

  • Chair – Prof. Francesco Calogero, Chair, Pugwash Council Secretary General’s Report (George Rathjens and Paolo Cotta)
  • Discussion of Current/Future Pugwash Initiatives (coffee, 10:30-11:00)
12:30: Lunch at Canyon Vista, Warren College
14:00 – 15:45: Conference Plenary (Open):
“Science and Society: Public Perceptions of Complex Scientific Issues”

  • Chair: Richard Attiyeh, Vice Chancellor, Research University of California, San Diego
  • Panelists: Daniel Yankelovich “Science and Society: Narrowing the Gap,” Charles Kennel, Director, Scripps Institution “Stabilizing the Climate for Climate Change Science”
15:45 – 16:15: Coffee Break
16:15 – 18:00 Conference Plenary (Open): “Islam and the West: Science, Security and September 11”

  • Chair: Prof. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino (Univ. of Milan)
  • Panelists: Pervez Hoodbhoy (Univ. of Islamabad, Pakistan), Ahmed Akbar (American University, Washington)
18:30 – 20:00: Barbeque Dinner at Canyon Vista, Warren College
Wednesday, August 14:
9:00 – 10:30: Conference Plenary (Open) – Price Center, BallroomDorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture
Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, “Science and Achieving the Goal of a Hunger-Free World”

  • Co-Chairs: Sir Michael Atiyah and Sir Joseph Rotblat
10:30: Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00
  • Conference Plenary (Open) continues
    Presidential Address – Sir Michael Atiyah Concluding Remarks – Secretaries General George       Rathjens and Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
12:30: Lunch at Canyon Vista, Warren College Conference Participants depart