Conference program

Science for Peace Forum: “How to Save the World in a Hurry”
9:00am, May 30 – 5:00pm, May 31, 2018
Room 140, University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time Event Speaker/s Resource people Chair
9:10 Welcome: Prof. Sorpong Peou, Science for Peace Chair: Prof. Danny Harvey
9:20 Keynote: Prof. John Polanyi
9:50 What do we know about nuclear war? Hon. Douglas Roche Chair: B. Birkett
10:00 Q and A about nuclear war: Hon. Douglas Roche, (Amb. Peggy Mason by Zoom)
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 What do we know about radiation exposure? (Dr. Gordon Edwards by Zoom) Chair: Dr. R. Denton
10:55 Q and A about radiation exposure: (Dr. G. Edwards by Zoom), Ms. Angela Bischoff
11:25 What do we know about famine? (Prof. Hilal Elver by Zoom) Chair: Joan Kerr
11:35 Q and A about famine: (Prof. Hilal Elver by Zoom), Prof. Evan Fraser
12:00 Strategic Foresight Dr. David Harries Chair: Joan Kerr
12:15 LUNCH BREAK
1:30 What do we know about global warming? Ms. Catherine Abreu Chair K. Krelove
1:40 Q and A about global warming: (Prof. Mark Z Jacobson by Zoom), Prof. D. Harvey, Ms. Abreu
2:10 What do we know about pandemics? Dr. Ronald St. John Chair: Dr. Vinay Jindal
2:30 Q and A about pandemics: Dr. R. St. John
2:50 COFFEE BREAK
3:05 What do we know about cyber attacks? Dr. Christopher Anderson Chair: Mr. John Daniele
3:15 Q and A about cyber attacks: Dr. Anderson, (Amb. ret. Paul Meyer by Zoom), Dr. Joe Cummins, Dr. Shane MacDougall
3:45 Enabling Measures Plenary begins. Ms. Joy Kennedy, Mr. Fergus Watt, Dr Peter Hajnal, Mr. Toby Heaps, Dr. Peter Langille, Dr. Paul Antze Chair: Dr. Phillip Rawkins
6:30 DINNER (Free Times Cafe) Doug Saunders on Democracy
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time Event Speaker/s Resource people Chair
9:00 Enabling Measures Plenary continues Dr. Michael Marien, Ms. Joy Kennedy, Dr. Paul Antze Chair: Dr.Phillip Rawkins
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 Breakout Groups #1 War and Weapons Resource person: Prof. Michel Duguay, Chair: Doug Roche
Global Warming Resource person: Ms.Catherine Abreu, Chair: Prof Danny Harvey
Famine Resource person: Prof. Evan Fraser, Chair: Ms. Joan Kerr
Pandemics Resource person: Dr. Ronald St. John, Chair: Dr. Vinay Jindal
Radiation Exposure Speaker and resource person: (Dr. Jeremy Whitlock by Zoom) Chair Mr. Robin Collins
Cyber Attacks Resource persons: Mr. John Daniele, Dr. Chris Anderson, Dr. Shane MacDougall Chair: Mr. Evan Leibovitch
12:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:15 Breakout Groups #2 War and Weapons Resource person: Dr. Peter Langille, Chair: Prof. Metta Spencer
Global Warming Resource person: Prof. D. Harvey Chair Ms. C. Abreu
Radiation Exposure: Resource person: Dr. Richard Denton Chair: Mr. Robin Collins
Cyber Attacks Resource persons: John Daniele, Dr. Christopher Anderson, Dr. Shane MacDougall Chair: Mr. E. Leibovitch
3:15 COFFEE BREAK
3:30 PLENARY TO COMBINE/ADOPT PLATFORM FOR SURVIVAL Chair: Mr. Doug Saunders
4:30 SIGNING the PLATFORM/FUTURE PROSPECTS Chair: Prof. Metta Spencer
5:00 Conference Ends