At a British Pugwash discussion meeting on 30 April 2009 Pugwash Secretary General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Andreas Persbo (VERTIC), Middle East expert Nomi Bar-Yaacov and Olive Tree Programme Director Rosemary Hollis addressed ‘Prospects for Peace in the Middle East, post-Gaza and the Israeli election’.
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Honouring the centenary of Joseph Rotblat’s birth, this seminar, held on 10 December 2008, explored concrete suggestions for creating and developing the political and technical environments conducive to the eventual attainment of a nuclear weapons free world.
The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and the British Pugwash Pugwash Group hosted the European premiere in London on 10 December 2008 of The Strangest Dream, a new film about Joseph Rotblat, Pugwash, and nuclear weapons, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
This workshop, held on 13 – 16 November 2008 in Zagreb, Croatia, explored ways to ensure that NATO, Partner, and Mediterranean Dialogue countries maximise the scientific resources available to them, and highlighted ways they can take better advantage of the role of independent scientists in threat assessment.
A session of the Euroscience Open Forum in Barcelona on 19 July 2008, organised by British and French Pugwash and the WMD Awareness Programme, discussed the way in which scientific and technical considerations are used in nuclear weapons decision-making in Europe, and contrasted it with the situation in the US.
British Pugwash and SOAS co-hosted a public conference on Disarmament and a Possible WMDFZ in the Middle East in London on 17th June 2008.