Helen Caldicott

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Helen Caldicott


Helen Caldicott is an Australian medical doctor and the founder of several antinuclear associations among which is the Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI). She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

She is a lecturer at several Australian and American universities and has devoted the last 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of nuclear energy and the necessary changes in human behavior to curb environmental destruction.

She has received 19 honorary doctoral degrees and has been named one of the most influential women of the 20th Century by The Smithsonian Institute.

Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign

Circa early 1980s, Helen Caldicott was an endorser of a US-Soviet Nuclear Weapons Freeze petition circulated by the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, National Clearinghouse, based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Institute for Policy Studies

Helen Caldicott was a member[1]of the Institute for Policy Studies 20th Anniversary Committee, which organized an April 5, 1983, reception at the National Building Museum, Washington DC attended by approximately 1,000 IPS staffers and former staff.

Nuclear Y2K Symposium

Monday, March 8, 1999, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. a Nuclear Y2K Symposium, was held in Canon House Office Building, Caucus Room 345, Speakers: Dr. Helen Caldicott, Rep. Ed Markey, Sen. Tom Harkin, Bill Ulrich, David Lochbaum, Michio Kaku, Rock Cowles, Paul Gunter, Michael Murphy, Judith Johnsrud, Dan Plesch, Dr. Ted Taylor, Bruce Blair, Michael Kraig, Stephen Young, and others.[2]

Fundacion Ideas

The Fundacion Ideas, or IDEAS Foundation for Progress was created during the 37th Federal Congress of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) in 2008 to establish a “think-tank with the capacity to bring novel progressive ideas to the arena of political and social debate in an ever changing world.” Its mission is to identify challenges and opportunities and offer innovative and imaginative solutions that are at the same time rigorous from a scientific point of view and politically deliverable.[3]

Members of the Fundacion Ideas Scientific Committee include Helen Caldicott.[4]

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