Wednesday, January 31 from 4:00-5:30 PM, Sedgewick Building Room 168, UVic
All are welcome to attend our group meetings to help us plan for peace, disarmament, nonviolence and social justice. Representatives from the Raging Grannies, Physicians for Global Survival, Victoria Peace Coalition, Peace One Day, the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, and more! All welcome to join us to create a culture of peace in our city, country and world. For more information about our meetings, please contact email@example.com
The Growing Danger of Nuclear War and what we can do about it? A free talk with Nobel Peace Prize recipient and co president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Dr. Ira Helfand, MD.
Dr. Ira Helfand, MD is President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), recipient of the 1985 nobel Peace Prize, and he is co-founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW’s US affiliate.
He has published studies on the medical consequences of nuclear war in the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal, and the World Medical Journal. Dr. Helfand serves on the committee which oversees PSR’s work for nuclear abolition and has a special interest in the danger of accidental war and the need to de-alert nuclear weapons. His also the author of IPPNW’s publication: Nuclear Famine: Two billion people at risk-Global impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and human nutrition”.
In September of 2015 Dr. Helfand addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly, and in May of 2016 he led the session on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war at the United Nations Open Ended Working Group meeting in Geneva.
Dr. Helfand was educated at Harvard College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
This is a free event hosted by VIPDN and sponsored by the Uvic Centre for Global Studies, Physicians for Global Survival, Social Environmental Alliance and the Canadian Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons