Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs Collected Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Formed in 1957, at the invitation of British pacifist Bertrand Russell and Canadian-born, American industrialist Cyrus Eaton, in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, by a group of international scientists, representing varying political and economic opinions; they met to assess the perils to humanity from weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons; holds annual conferences and issue publications; Central Office is in London; the Executive Office is in Geneva.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.
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