Science for Peace
Organization profile published 1981
Publisher: Science for Peace, c/o Eric Fawcett, Physics Department, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2272
Science for Peace is a new organization which grew out of the adhoc Committee for "Directing Science Towards Peace".
Abstract: Science for Peace is a new organization which grew out of the adhoc Committee for "Directing Science Towards Peace". This committee was formed by University of Toronto scientists to organize a public forum on disarmament at the January, 1981 annual meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) held in Toronto. This committee also introduced a resolution to the AAAS meeting recommending that all nations with nuclear weapons recognize the danger that weapons of mass destruction impose on all peoples and that they work conscientiously toward reciprocal initiatives to reduce reliance on weapons of mass destruction. This resolution is expected to be given wide publicity by AAAS.
Science for Peace will be a Canada-wide, action-oriented, educational and consultative organization. Two current projects of the founding chapter at the University of Toronto are to encourage the founding of a Chair of Peace Studies at the U of T and to help secure Canadian participation in the development of an international peace-keeping satellite system.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.