Toronto, November 8 and 9, 1991. Co-sponsored by New College, Victoria University, University College and the Centre for Bioethics in the University of Toronto; Norman Bethune College and MacLaughlin College in York University; and Science for Peace.
In November 1991, following on from discussions at an international symposium on academic freedom, six academic institutions and Science for Peace co-organized a meeting on codes of ethics.
August 14, 1991 Way back in 1941, when nuclear weapons and nuclear power were first seriously proposed to the British and American governments, the order of priorities was bombs first, … Read more Underground Nuclear Testing: The Old Arrogance Remains
The theme of making the world more democratic through a reformed United Nations system prevailed at the Second Conference on a More Democratic UN (CAMDUN 2) held at the Vienna … Read more Democratizing the United Nations
How radiation is defined Radiation comes in many different forms. Some, like heat and light from the sun, are natural and can be seen or felt … Ionising radiation cannot … Read more Radiation — 'The Most Important Subject in the World'
In an article entitled ‘Canada’s high-tech defence disaster’ (Globe and Mail, September 24, 1991), Marcus Davies heavily criticises the Oerlikon Low Level Air Defence (LLAD) programme as ‘a disaster almost … Read more From the Media: Notes and Matters Arising
This document is included in Science for Peace Bulletin because it appears to be an even-handed attempt to explain current tragic events in Yugoslavia from a historical standpoint, to defuse the bipartisan rhetoric that frequently confuses not only strangers, but also many of those actually caught up in the dispute. Such evaluations are important contributions to the settlement of violent conflicts. However, it must surely be confessed that the Yugoslav situation presents those of the international community, who would like a just and peaceful solution, with an enormous problem of how such a solution can be obtained. Questions of national sovereignty and the legitimacy of governments must come in for tortured scrutiny here and this is one of those many cases where no international peacekeeping body with legally-recognized standing appears to have the grounds for a lawful intervention. Even if it had such grounds, it is clear that here — as in Northern Ireland — the ingrained nature of the mutual societal mistrusts and immensely powerful political and pseudo-ethnic prejudices, would make imposition of peace and security by an outside body exquisitely difficult.
An extended, more comprehensive version of Andrew Pakula’s article is in the November-December 1991 issue of Peace Magazine.
Introductory statement for the brief of Science for Peace on defence conversion for the 1990s, presented October 8, 1991 by former Science for Peace president, Anatol Rapoport.
Science is not a value-free enterprise. Its success depends on a respect for openness and freedom of enquiry, on an enthusiasm for creative ideas and on a willingness to abandon … Read more Defence Conversion for the 90's: A New Security Policy for Canada
On Saturday, September 21, about one hundred people assembled in Ottawa at a conference organized by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT). They heard a series of 15 … Read more National Economic Conversion Network Formed