George Rathjens

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George William Rathjens

Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign

Circa early 1980s, George Rathjens 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.

Council for a Livable World

As at 1982, George Rathjens served as a Director on the board of the Council for a Livable World. The Council was founded in 1962 by nuclear physicist Leo Szilard and other scientists. Its purpose is to campaign against the proliferation of nuclear weapons through lobbying and by supporting candidates who share their vision.[1]

American Committee on East-West Accord

As at March 10, 1982, George Rathjens, Professor of Political Science at MIT and former director of Weapons Systems Evaluation Division, Institute for Defense Analyses was a member of the American Committee on East-West Accord. The ACEWA, based in Washington, D.C., was a tax-exempt "independent educational organization", with the stated aim of "improving East/West relations, with special focus on U.S.-Soviet relations." Rathjens also endorsed the Kennedy-Hatfield Nuclear Freeze Resolution which was introduced in the Senate on March 10, 1982.[2]

Federation of American Scientists

In 2009 George Rathjens served on the Board of Sponsors of the Federation of American Scientists.[3]



  1. CLW website: Board
  2. East-West Outlook newsletter, March-April 1982, Vol. 5, No. 2