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Pugwash Conferences

 

(formally called Conferences on Science and World Affairs), international meetings of scientists supporting peace, disarmament, and international security, the prevention of world thermonuclear war, and scientific cooperation. The first conference was convened at the initiative of a group of world-renowned scientists, including A. Einstein, J. F. Joliot-Curie, and B. Russell, who in 1955 called on the scientists of all countries to speak out against the military uses of atomic energy. It was held in July 1957 in Pugwash, Canada, at the home of the American public figure and industrialist C. Eaton. At this conference, a permanent Pugwash committee was formed, with its home office in London. Subsequent conferences were held once or twice a year.

Table 1. Pugwash conferences
ConferencePlaceDate
First………….Pugwash, N.S., CanadaJuly 1957
Second………..Lac Beauport, Que., CanadaApril-May 1958
Third …………Kitzbühel, AustriaSeptember 1958
Fourth…………Baden, AustriaJune-July 1959
Fifth………….Pugwash, N.S., CanadaAugust 1959
Sixth …………Moscow, USSRNovember-December 1960
Seventh and eighth ….Stowe, Vt, USASeptember 1961
Ninth …………Cambridge, Great BritainAugust 1962
Tenth …………London, Great BritainSeptember 1962
Eleventh ……….Dubrovnik, YugoslaviaSeptember 1963
Twelfth ………..Udaipur, IndiaJanuary 1964
Thirteenth ………Karlovy Vary, CzechoslovakiaSeptember 1964
Fourteenth ………Venice, ItalyApril 1965
Fifteenth ……….Addis Ababa, EthiopiaDecember 1965-January 1966
Sixteenth……….Sopot, PolandSeptember 1966
Seventeenth……..Ronneby, SwedenSeptember 1967
Eighteenth ………Nice, FranceSeptember 1968
Nineteenth ………Sochi, USSROctober 1969
Twentieth……….Fontana, Wis., USASeptember 1970
Twenty-first ……..Sinaia, RumaniaAugust-September 1971
Twenty-second ……Oxford, Great BritainSeptember 1972
Twenty-third ……..Hameenlinna, FinlandAugust-September 1973
Twenty-fourth …….Baden, AustriaAugust-September 1974

See Table 1 for a list of the Pugwash conferences.

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