SCHEDULE 27th AUGUST 2010 - MAIN CONGRESS

Time

Topics and Speakers

07.30-12.00

Registration

08.15-08.30

Welcome Addresses

Rector and host, Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno, University of Basel

The president of IPPNW Switzerland Dr. C. Knüsli

Location: Aula, Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

08.30-10.00

Plenary Session I

History of Nuclear Abolition and the IPPNW / Activities of Switzerland, the ICRC and the United Nations

Prof. L. Wittner, Historian, Albany, USA;
Ch. Beerli, Vicepresident ICRC, Geneva, Switzerland;
S. Duarte,High UN Representantive for Disarmament, New York, USA;
Federal Councillor M.Calmy-Rey, Swiss Foreign Minister, Switzerland

Moderation:
Prof. H. Müller


Location: Aula, Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

10.00-10.30

Coffee Break

Location: Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

10.30-12.00

Plenary Session II

The Voice and the responsibilty of the nuclear weapon states


Dr. E. Chazov, MD, Co-founder IPPNW, Moscow, Russia and
Ambassador Valery V. Loshchinin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Office and other international organisation in Geneve
Ambassador L. Kennedy
, Conference on Disarmament, United States Mission, Geneva,Switzerland
Gunnar Westberg, At present Board member, IPPNW.
V. Saighal, former Major General of the IndianArmy, New Delhi, India

Moderation:
Prof. S. Kolesnikov and representatice of the IPPNW medical students

Location: Aula, Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

12.00-13.30

Lunch

Location: Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

13.00

Vernissage Exhibition - "The Bomb Among Us" - A photo exhibit by Robert Del Tredici, Montreal, Canada

Location: Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

15.00-17.45

Meeting of European members of the organisation "Mayors for Peace" (room 001)
Strategies for a Nuclear Weapons Free World. Why do Cities Speak up Against Nuclear Weapons.

With the President of the Basel Govt., Guy Morin,  Bernd Grimpe, City Hannover, Jan Breyne, City Ieper, Christa Markwalder, Member of Swiss National Council, PNND Berne, Switzerland (invited)


Moderation:
A. Tovish
, Director Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision campaign

Location: Kollegiengebäude University of Basel, room 001

13.30-15.00

Plenary Session III

Violence Prevention and Promotion of Health and Development - a Medical and Moral Imperative / The IPPNW "Aiming for Prevention" Programme (Aula)

Ms. Kidist Bartolomeos, WHO; Dr. Robert Mtonga, IPPNW Zambia; Dr. Jans Fromow Guerra, IPPNW Mexico; Chudamani Giri, IPPNW Nepal (medical student); Dr. Ogebe Onazi, IPPNW Niger; Dr. Homsuk Swomen, IPPNW Nigeria; Dr. Nidia Rodriguez, Ecuado; Dr. Chris Bem, Medact; Dr. Andrew Winnington, IPPNW New Zealand; Dr. Sebastian Taylor, Action on Armed Violence

Prof. emerit. B. Lown, MD, co-founder IPPNW Boston, USA (participation via skype);
K. Bartolomeus, Dpt. of Violence and Injury Prevention, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Moderation:
M. Valenti

Location: Aula, Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

15.00-15.15

Coffee Break

Location: Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

15.15-16.45

Workshop Session 1

Location: Aula, Kollegiengebäude University of Basel, Roomnumbers see link above

16.45-17.00

Break

Location: Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

17.00-18.15

Workshop Session 2

Location: Aula, Kollegiengebäude University of Basel, Roomnumbers see link above

18.15-19.45

Public event IPPNW and Mayors for Peace

Effects of a limited nuclear war on climate and consequences / cities as main targets
Dr. I. Helfland, Physicians for Social Responsibility, USA

"The Dangers of Nuclear Weapons Today: Nuclear War in South Asia"

Prof. A. Fischlin, System Ecology, ETH Zürich, Co-Autor IPCC Climate report

"Climate Change and Its Impacts on Humankind"

A. Tovish, Director Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision campaign

"Creating Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament"

Location: Aula, Kollegiengebäude University of Basel

20.15

Official IPPNW Dinner jointly with representatives of the "Mayors for Peace" and guests

Location: Restaurant Safranzunft, Gerbergasse 11, 4001 Basel