Pugwash seeks a world free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. We create opportunities for dialogue on the steps needed to achieve that end, focusing on areas where nuclear risks are present. Moving beyond rhetoric, we foster creative discussions on ways to increase the security of all sides in the affected regions.
Between 12-17 March 2014, Pugwash Executive Director Sandra Ionno Butcher was hosted by Japan Pugwash for a number of presentations and participation in events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Castle Bravo nuclear test, which doused the Lucky Dragon fishing boat and led to renewed concerns over atmospheric nuclear testing. These events are directly intertwined with the origins of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto. The trip also included planning discussions for the upcoming 61st Pugwash Conference, scheduled to take place in Nagasaki in 2015.
Butcher’s presentation 16 March 014, International Peace Research Institute, Meiji GakuinUniversity.