53rd Pugwash Conference, Halifax and Pugwash

53rd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs:
Advancing Human Security:
The Role of Technology and Politics
17-21 July 2003, Halifax and Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Participants of the 53rd Pugwash Conference at Thinker's Lodge
Participants of the 53rd Pugwash Conference at Thinker’s Lodge

Pugwash Council Statement

Report of the Secretary General

Summary of the 53rd Pugwash Conference, by Adele Buckley

Participant list of the 53rd Pugwash Conference

Working Group Reports:
Working Group1: Nuclear Weapons
Working Group 2: Weaponisation of Space and Missile Defence
Working Group 3: International Cooperation and Human Security
Working Group 4: Terrorism
Working Group 5: New Technology For Human Development and Security
Working Group 6: Mitigation of Global Environmental Change


Program:

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, 2nd floor)
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”
(Students Union Building)
18:00-19:30 Dinner (Dalhousie, Shirreff Hall)
19:30-21:00 ISYP Working Groups A and B (Students Union Bldg)
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) – ISYP Conference(Students Union Bldg)
12:30-14:00 Lunch (Dalhousie, Shirreff Hall)
14:30– 17:30 PC Meeting – ISYP Conference
18:00-19:30 Dinner (Dalhousie, Shirreff Hall)
THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2003
AM Remaining participants arrive
[PICKUP AT AIRPORT AND REGISTRATION]
09:00 – 11:30 PC Meeting – ISYP Pugwash Conference (University Hall)
11:30 – 12:30 PC members meet with ISYP Pugwash (University Hall)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (Dalhousie, Shirreff Hall)
14:30– 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 – 17:00 PLENARY SESSION 2 [Open]
Chair: President M.S. Swaminathan
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Susan Whelan, Minister of International Cooperation
18:00 – 19:00 Reception: City of Halifax – City Hall [SHUTTLE BUS]
Remarks: Mayor Peter Kelly
Response: Sec.-Gen. Paolo Cotta Ramusino
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner (Dalhousie, Shirreff Hall)
FRIDAY, 18 JULY 2003
09:00 – 12:30 Working Groups meet (McCain Building) (break 10:30-11:00)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (Dalhousie, Shirreff Hall)
14:30– 18:00 Working Groups meet (break 16:00-16:30)
19:00– 20:30 Dinner (Dalhousie, Shirreff Hall)
20:00-22:00 PUBLIC FORUM (Ondajtee Auditorium) [Open]
Chair: Prof. Marie Muller
Speaker: Sir Joseph Rotblat (UK)
SATURDAY, 19 JULY 2003
9:00 – 12:30 Working Groups meet (break 10:30-11:00) (McCain Bldg, 2nd floor)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (Dalhousie, Shirreff 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)
                Saideh Lotfian (Iran), Mohamed Kady 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 – 20:00 Dinner (Shirreff Hall)
20:00-21:30 Meeting of Canadian Pugwash Group (Scotiabank Auditorium)
09:30-16:00 All day excursion for accompanying persons
(Peggy’s Cove and Lunenberg)
SUNDAY, 20 JULY 2003
08:00 Departure for the excursion to the village of Pugwash
(from designated bus stops)
10:00 – 10:30 Reception
Welcoming address by Patrick Boyer, Chair Pugwash Parks Commission 
Pugwash: past and present history, comments by Sir Joseph RotblatRuth Adams
11:30 – 12:30 Tours of Thinkers’ Lodge
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Pugwash District High School & Joseph Rotblat Hall)
13:30-14:30 Free time
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:   Robert Lawson (Canada), Andy Mack(Australia),
Vladimir Baranovski (Russia), Steven Miller (USA)
16:30 – 17:30 Closing Reception (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 – 14:00 Lunch (Dalhousie, Shirreff Hall)
14:00 – 15:30 PLENARY SESSION 8 [Closed]
Chair: Dr. Adele Buckley
Reports on Working Groups 4, 5, 6
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 18:00 PLENARY SESSION 9 [Open]
Chair: Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy
Presidential Lecture: M.S. Swaminathan 
Final remarks: Secretary-General Cotta-Ramusino;
Executive Director Boutwell
18:30 – 21:30 Closing Festivities (University Club)
Reception
Downeast Entertainment: Background music all evening
Closing Banquet – M.C.: Dr. Adele Buckley
Speaker: Hon. Cecil Clarke, Minister, Economic Development, Nova Scotia
Presentation of the “Order of Good Times” – a unique souvenir
Downeast Entertainment: Half hour performance – fiddles, dancing and bagpipes
TUESDAY, 22 JULY 2003
AM AM Participants depart
[ALL DAY: BUS TRANSPORT TO AIRPORT]
09:00 – 12:30 PC Meeting (University Hall)
12:30-13:30 Lunch for Council members and invited guests(University Club)
PM Council members depart