Pugwash seeks a world free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Through our long-standing tradition of ‘dialogue across divides’ that also earned us the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995, Pugwash aims to develop and support the use of scientific, evidence-based policymaking, focusing on areas where nuclear and WMD risks are present. By facilitating track 1.5 and track II dialogues, we foster creative discussions on ways to increase the security of all sides and promote policy development that is cooperative and forward-looking.
Amb. Sergio Duarte (2nd from left) and Amb. Hans Blix (2nd from right) flanked by Pugwash Secretary General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Pugwash President Jayantha Dhanapala, and Dutch Pugwash Chair Georg Frerks
Amb. Grigory Berdennikov of Russia (2nd from left) with Amb. Sergei Batsanov, Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, and co-chair of US Pugwash, Dr. Lynn Eden of Stanford University
Amb. Hu Xiaodi and Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Dr. Jennifer Simons addresses the conference
Dr. William Perry, with Jayantha Dhapanala, H.E. Pieter de Gooijer (Netherlands Foreign Ministry) and Georg Frerks
(right to left): Amb. Wa’el Al-Assad (Arab League), State Secretary Espen Barth-Eide (Norway), Dr. Goetz Neuneck (Germany) and Amb. Reza Ziaran (Iran)
Allison Macfarlane with (l to r), Arthur Petersen, Bob van der Zwaan, Tatsu Suzuki and Bijan Khajepour.
John Avery of Danish Pugwash Group asks a question during discussion of the Secretary General’s report
Special address by Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, The Hague
Amb. Svein Sevje, Ambassador of Norway to the Sudan
Hon. Shukria Barakzai, Member of Wolesi Jirga (Parliament) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Prof. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, and Amb. Robin Raphel, former US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia
Hon. Sherry Rehman, former Federal Minister for Information, Pakistan, gives the 2009 Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture, chaired by Prof. Amitabh Mattoo (India)
Amb. Rogelio Pfirter, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, gives a luncheon address at the 58th Pugwash Conference
Justice Richard Goldstone
Plenary address by Hon. Ruud Lubbers (Minister of State and former Prime Minister of The Netherlands), with (left to right), Prof. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Sverre Lodgaard (Pugwash Council), Justice Richard Goldstone (Previous Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda), and Hon. Joris Voorhoeve (former Dutch Minister of Defense and Chair, Oxfam-Novib Netherlands)