The Pugwash Conference
Helen tells about a famous 1957 conference in Pugwash, NS, hosted by Cyrus Eaton and the Eaton Foundation. It came out of the Einstein-Russell manifesto, calling for all scientists in the world to come together to end the threat of nuclear war. They gathered at the Thinker's Lodge, in what is now called the Joseph Rotblat Room. Rotblat was a Polish scientist who was working on the Manhattan Project in WW2. When Rotblat found out the Americans were planning on bombing their then-ally, the Soviet Union, he pulled out of the project because his wife was still in Soviet-controlled Poland. But in 1957, he came to the "Pugwash Conference", which was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Thanks for sharing, Helen.
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