Mayors for Peace

2013 Red Cross Oration

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/11/2013 - 18:00 - 19:00
Location: 
University of Tasmania, Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Topic:    ‘A Nuclear Weapons Free World: A Perf

Tilman Ruff visits Moscow for the ICNND meeting

THURSDAY 25 JUNE 2009. MAPW Vice-President Associate Professor Tilman Ruff visited Moscow for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament,  initiated by the Japanese and Australian governments.

Dr Amanda Ruler

Position within MAPW: 
Coordinator, South Australian Branch
Contact: 

amanda [dot] ruler [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au

Professional Qualifications: 
PhD, RN, BA (Hons), Grad Dip Gerontological Nursing.
Current field of medicine: 

Gerontology and palliative care.

Special areas of interest: 
Amanda has long term interests in global sustainability, peace promotion, justice, human rights and the impact of war.
Background: 

Amanda comes from an academic background in biology, psychology, and nursing and has worked in many practice settings, specialising in gerontological and palliative care.  She has written general health articles specialising in nuclear, aging and end of life issues.

Artists for Peace Exhibition Summary

The Artists for Peace Exhibition concludes, raising $36,677 for MAPW and cluster bomb survivors in Lebanon.

JPPNW message at Nagasaki Day rally - 2002

An appeal from Hiroshima by Kenjiro Yokoro, MD, of the Japanese Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Speech presented in Australia by Dr Tilman Ruff on behalf of JPPNW on August 1, 2002.

Mayors for Peace

Mayors for Peace is the initiative of the Japanese Mayor of Hiroshima. The campaign is designed to build solidarity and facilitate coordination among the cities that support the program to promote the solidarity of cities toward the total abolition of nuclear weapons.

Ms Lynne Saville

Position within MAPW: 
Co Coordinator, New South Wales Branch
Contact: 

lynn [dot] saville [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au or via MAPW Executive Officer (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

 

 

Professional Qualifications: 
RN; OHN; MAppSc (Env. Health)
Current field of medicine: 

Lynn currently teaches part time in undergraduate nursing programs in at two NSW universities, UTS and ACU.

Special areas of interest: 
Abolition of nuclear weapons; sustainability and health.
Background: 

Lynne Saville has a background in nursing, community and occupational health, and education. Lynne was an active member of Northside Peace group during the 1980s, involved in regular community stalls, disarmament campaigns. She has been a member of MAPW for over 10 years. Lynne worked with the Hawkesbury Food Program, working towards multi strategic approaches to health, food security, sustainable agriculture, and in health promotion for over eight years. As a Willoughby City Councillor (1999- 2004) Lynne helped develop council's nuclear free policy.

Dr Jason Garrood

Position within MAPW: 
Former Vice President, active SA member
Contact: 

jason [dot] garrood [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au or via Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MB BS; D Obst, RCOG; FACRRM
Current field of medicine: 

General Practitioner

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, landmines, renewable energy and nuclear power, and the psychological aspects of radiation exposure.
Background: 

As a GP, Jason has a strong belief in preventative medicine and primary health care. He sees war as the ultimate health risk to be prevented: especially nuclear war, which he identifies as the greatest threat to the future of humankind.
"Having had some experience of the costs of war during a stint in the army in the Vietnam era, I joined MAPW in the early 1980s after the birth of my children. Wanting to do something actively to ensure a better future for them, I joined after hearing Prof Maddocks speak to a medical meeting describing the effects of a nuclear explosion over a city and the ineffectiveness of any medical response."
"Sustainability has always been an integral part of my beliefs, in all its forms, and energy issues have been a special part of this. We hand-built an energy efficient home in the 1970s. Our current 8-star family home is the culmination of many years of commitment. I am strongly against the current misguided push for nuclear power with its strong links to the nuclear weapons industry."  

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff

Position within MAPW: 
Co-President, IPPNW
Contact: 

tilman [dot] a [dot] ruff [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au 
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MB, BS (Hons); FRACP
Current field of medicine: 

Tilman Ruff is an infectious diseases and public health physician; Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; medical advisor for the International Department of Australian Red Cross; and technical advisor on immunisation in Pacific island countries for UNICEFi and AusAID.

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, biological weapons, nuclear power and the links between civil and military nuclear industries. Iraq.
Background: 

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNWi, Nobel Peace prize 1985);  a member of the National Council, and former President,  of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia); Australian Management Committee member and IPPNWi Working Group Chair, for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANi).

 

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