London colloquium in honor of Sir Joseph Rotblat

On 10 December 2005 Pugwash organized a special colloquium in honor of Sir Joseph Rotblat, “Pugwash and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: The Way Forward”.

Presentations included:

Tactical Nuclear Weapons – A British view by Hugh Beach

The Rotblat Legacy – Interlocking Strategies for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World by Hon. Douglas Roche

UK Pugwash: The WMD Awareness Programme by John Finney

Participant List

Amb. Sergey Batsanov, Director, Geneva Office of International Pugwash; Member, Pugwash CBW Steering Committee; Member, International Advisory Board, Geneva Centre for Democratic Reform of Armed Forces (DCAF) [formerly: Director, Special Projects, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, The Netherlands; Director for External Relations, OPCW Preparatory Commission (1993-97); Representative of the Russian Federation to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva (1989-93)]

Sir Hugh Beach, Member, British Pugwash Executive Committee; Member: Center for Defence Studies, VERTIC, and ISIS, London, UK [formerly: Master General of the Ordnance (Army Board Member for Procurement), British Armed Forces (1977-81)]

Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell, Executive Director, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Washington, DC, USA; Member, Pugwash Executive Committee [formerly: Associate Executive Officer, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge; Staff Aide, National Security Council, Washington, DC]

Prof. Francesco Calogero, Member, Pugwash Council; Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy [formerly: Secretary-General (1989-97), Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; Member (1982-92), Governing Board, SIPRI]

Mr. Luca Ciciani (Italy), PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK; Member of Steering Committee for WMD Awareness Project, Student Young Pugwash UK; National Coordinator Student Pugwash UK; Member of Society for Radiological Protection, UK

Prof. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Secretary-General, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; Member, Pugwash Executive Committee; Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Milan, Italy; Director, Program on Disarmament and International  Security, Landau Network – Centro Volta, Como, Italy [formerly: Secretary General, Union of Italian Scientists for Disarmament (USPID)]

Prof. John Finney, Professor of Physics, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK [formerly: Chief Scientist, ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK; Science Coordinator, European Spallation Source Project]; Member, British Pugwash Executive Committee.

Prof. Robert Hinde, former Royal Society Research Professor (now retired) [also formerly: Master, St. John’s College, Cambridge, UK; Hon. Director, Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit on the Development & Integration of Behavior]; Chair, British Pugwash Executive Committee.

Dr. Venance Journé, Researcher, National Scientific Research Council (CNRS), Paris, France; [formerly: Member, Pugwash Executive Committee].

Prof. Michiji Konuma, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Keio University; Honorary Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Trustee, Tokyu Foundation for Better Environment; Special Adviser to the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS); Advisor, International Student/Young Pugwash; Visiting Researcher, International Peace Research Institute, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo; Secretary General, Committee of Seven for World Peace Appeal [formerly: Chair, Executive Committee for Pugwash 2005 (annual conference in Hiroshima)]

Mr. Rian Leith, Master’s degree candidate in Diplomatic Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Lecturer in Contemporary History, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria; National Representative, Student Young Pugwash South Africa; ISYP Board Member [formerly: Researcher and Project Coordinator, South African History Online, Pretoria; Research Assistant, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria]

Dr Tom Milne, Policy Development, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, UK; Member of British Pugwash Group Executive Committee.

Dr. Götz Neuneck, Physicist, and Member, Pugwash Council; Project Leader, “Interdisciplinary Research Group Disarmament, Arms Control and New Technologies”, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), Hamburg,Germany; Member, Council of the German Physical Society (DPG) and Chairman of their Working Group “Physics and Disarmament” in the Deutsche Physikalische Gesselschaft

Prof. Hitoshi Ohnishi, Member, Pugwash Council; Vice President, and Professor of International Relations in the School of Law, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan [formerly: Visiting Scholar, St. Antony’s College, Oxford (1992-94); Council Member, Japanese Political Science Association (1994-2000); President, Peace Study Association of Japan (1997-99); Dean, School of Law, Tohoku University (1997-2001)]

Mr. Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, Researcher, El Colegio de Mexico (PROCIENTEC); Chair of the Executive Board, International Student/Young Pugwash

Dr. Georges Parisot, Senior Adviser, Technical and Strategic Assessment, France Telecom R&D, Paris, France [formerly : Head, Microelectronics Industrial Development, France Telecom ; Member, various European program committees (COST, ESPRIT and RACE mgmt. com.); Physicist, Institut Laue Langevin France]

Senator Douglas Roche, O.C., Member, Pugwash Council; Chairman, Middle Powers Initiative; Author, Lecturer; Member of the Senate ofCanada (1998-2004) and Canadian House of Commons (1972-84); [formerly: Chairman, Canadian Pugwash Group; Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, UN (1984-89); Chair, UN Committee on Disarmament (1988); Chairman, Canadian Parliamentarians for Global Action]

Dr. Carsten Rohr (Germany/UK), Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Energy Policy Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), UK; Member, British Pugwash Executive Committee
[formerly: Research Associate positions in Hydrogen Energy Policy and Physics (photovoltaics), Imperial College London, UK.]

Dr. Mark Byung-Moon Suh (Germany/South Korea), Member, Pugwash Council; Senior Researcher and Korea Coordinator, Free University of Berlin, Germany; President, Korean Pugwash Group; Chairman, Corea Trust Fund; Visiting Scholar, Institute for Peace Affairs (IPA), Seoul [formerly: Member, Presidential Advisory Council on Peaceful & Democratic Unification of Korea]

Prof. Takao Takahara, Professor of International Politics and Peace Research, Faculty of International Studies, Meijigakuin University, Yokohama, Japan

Dr. Christopher Watson, Senior Consultant ; Emeritus Fellow, Merton College, Oxford [formerly: Fellow, Merton College, Oxford; Business Development Manager, Central & Eastern Europe, AEA Technology]